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Writing a Murder Mystery: Motives for Murder

Originally posted on JC Gatlin – Author:
After revealing “Who Done It,” the most important piece of the puzzle in a good murder mystery is “Why Done It.” The Antagonist’s reason to commit murder and hide it must be creative,…

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Annual Book Review; Time Heist

I tend to go through phases of reading, but over the last year or so, my interest in reading has waned dramatically. It was therefore something of an impulse purchase for me to download Time Heist by Anthony Vicino from Amazon; … Continue reading

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Proyekt Mechta Vor – Dream-stealer.

Recently, I have heard disturbing rumours that Project Dream-stealer may have been reactivated. I immediately sent an email to my Glasgow contact, a man who goes by the name of Deep Jessie. Click on this link to see my email … Continue reading

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Pacing, puns and punctuation; the holy trinity.

My new friends and fellow bloglodytes, Paula of sanseilife, and Rachel of The Cricket Pages, have been kind enough to beta read Laugh out Dead, and give me their opinions. They have given some excellent advice, as a result of … Continue reading

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A thingy by any other name – the joy of euphemisms

Following on from my conversations with Paula of sanseilife, I wanted to explore some of the aspects of British humour that make it so……well, British. Calling a Spade, “that thing we keep in the shed for digging with.” A euphemism … Continue reading

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No sex please, we’re British.

My new friends and fellow bloglodytes, Paula of sanseilife, and Rachel of The Cricket Pages, have been kind enough to beta read Laugh out Dead, and give me their opinions. They have given some excellent advice, as a result of … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Six. Dead as a Dolfin.

Chapter one of LAUGH OUT DEAD can be found HERE If you have missed INTELLIGENT DESIGN: GENESIS, chapter one can be found HERE Chapter Six Dead as a Dolfin Tuesday the 31st I awoke on Monday morning in good spirits, … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Five

Continued from Chapter Four CHAPTER FIVE  THE HUMMINGBIRD’S WRISTWATCH  Wednesday the 25th I rose bright and early on Wednesday morning, and was delighted to find that Mrs Denford had prepared a full English. Urban-Smith was already at the kitchen table, browsing … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Four

Continued from Chapter Three CHAPTER FOUR A BEAUTIFUL WIDOW Tuesday, the 24th St Clifford’s Hospital was established in 1812 by Percival Clifford, a wealthy philanthropist who had made his fortune from the publication of exotic lithographs. The Hospital was originally … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Three

Continued from Chapter Two * CHAPTER THREE. PROFESSOR GORSHKOV LAID BARE. Monday the 23rd I spent the following morning giving evidence at coroner’s court. It was an open and shut case of suicide by strangulation. What made it somewhat irregular … Continue reading

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