Super Blooper

In this “Crazy World” City Adventurers were looking forward to another Red Herring Games adventure. This time it was a mystery only production, with no murder involved. The Name of the Game was an ABBA themed event called Super Blooper. “Knowing Me, Knowing You” we were expecting this to be a fun evening in front … More Super Blooper

Daniel Craig’s new movie Knives Out

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

What are some of the basics of a murder mystery?

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?

The Cuckoos Egg

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

“Couldn’t get you out — had to set you on fire.”

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.”