Knives Out opens in cinemas on Wednesday, November 27 2019 Knives Out is written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film has been described as a “modern take on a classic whodunit” that pays tribute to Agatha Christie. it is a murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. Renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate … More Daniel Craig’s new movie Knives Out
A Typo, a Werewolf and Two Dopey Daschunds by Steve Higgs This book tells the story of how the Blue Moon Investigations started. There are (currently) 7 books in the Blue Moon Investigations Series, not including this one. Book one, Paranormal Nonsense, was written when Steve Higgs was a Captain in the British Army. So … More A Typo, a Werewolf and Two Dopey Dachshunds
Looking for an unusual card to give someone? Why not send them a Puzzle Card? Produced by the Puzzle Card company “Murder on the line” is more than a greetings card. It’s also a quick-to-solve murder mystery. The story begins when the five carriage Wensley Express train leaves the station carrying a group of suspicious … More A Murder Mystery Greetings Card
If you are feeling in need of a little baking lift, check out this seasonal short story – The Christmas Bake Off. Sabotage at the Cake Contest. This book offers a quick read about the residents of Skipley village and their annual Christmas bake off. Winning means a lot, so although they lack Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood … More The Great Christmas Bake Off
To start with you need three characters. murder victim murderer investigator(s) First you need the murder victim. And with this character, by default, you need the murderer. Unless your denouement shows it was all an accident or suicide. And the third character you need is the person (or persons) searching for the murderer. You’ll need to keep your … More What are some of the basics of a murder mystery?
Let me start by saying this is a mystery book not a murder mystery. The Cuckoos’ Egg is a book about tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage. Written by Clifford Stoll when the internet was in its infancy, it still packs a punch all this time later. Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned … More The Cuckoos Egg
Watching a TV quiz show, I was surprised by a question asking which author was set on fire while playing cricket at Lord’s. I correctly guessed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but wanted to know more of the story about the man behind Sherlock Holmes. First Class Cricket Sir Arthur Conan Doyle played for MCC until 1907. He finished with … More “Couldn’t get you out — had to set you on fire.”