Saturday, 10 April 2010

J'Accuse - A murder mystery and how to do it.

What makes a good crime story?

1) A complex character – is he the hero or the villain or both?


2) A heinous crime – WARNING: not for those of a nervous disposition!





3) An eccentric victim - poor Mr MacDoonagoogle - who would want to decapitate such a sweet and innocent character?



But was he all he seemed?!?!

4) A cliffhanger of an ending - making way for Book 2.



Did he or didn't he?

Disclaimer: Following these rules does not necessarily mean your story's gonna be any good!

Have a love Saturday everyone!

24 comments:

ABBY said...

Ooo what happened to Mr.MacDoongle?

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Brian said...

Well now, I have my ideas about that mystery, but I would never say anything to incriminate a friend! Enjoy your weekend!

Love Meow said...

Oh no.... how did that happen??????

Poor Mr MacDoonagoogle... can he recover from this terrible crime?

Niki said...

aw no poor Mr Macdoonagoogle. hehe

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I knew Mr. MacDoonagoogle's days were numbered!

Kat_RN said...

Sounds like a great story to me, and your main character is surely hero material. Cute.
Kat

Jacqueline said...

Poor Mr. MacDoonagoogle!...We think a Charlie imposter did it, it couldn't have been sweet, wonderful Charlie; we hope you solve this terrible crime and exonerate our good friend Charlie!...Have a fun weekend...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

lupie said...

Time to send in Horatio from CSI Miami ...

Time to order DNA testing to see if it is really er.. MacDoonagggooolle other end or it seemed like his other end?

Charlie is innocent!

It is not what it seemed!

Kea said...

I ditto Jacqueline. Sweet and innocent-until-proven-guilty Charlie couldn't possibly have committed such a heinous act!

P.S. Thanks so much for the b-day wishes. (((Hugs)))

Talli Roland said...

Oh, poor Mr MacDoongle! :)

Hope you can have a happy weekend regardless!

fairyhedgehog said...

I think I could solve this one!

The hero/villain is so cute and fluffy that I'm sure he'd get let off.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Are you sure that is actually your Mr. MacDoonagoogle - how do you know now he has been beheaded.

Theresa Milstein said...

You're too funny!

I love cats (especially my own), but if there is any murdering of a small toy, I bet it's the cat every time.

As for murders, my cat, Shaggy tried to murder my spider plant the other day - knocked it right off the end table. She's done this many times to many different plants. (Serial killer?)

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Marg said...

Well Charlie makes a perfect center character in the mystery. And poor Mr.MacDoongle. Did he fall apart Charlie or did you kind of take him apart??? You just wanted a new Mr.MacDoongle. Charlie tell your assistant, that she shouldn't show the picture of the suspect.
Have a great week end.

India Drummond said...

I loved this! Very very funny!

wildcatwoodscats said...

Mr Macdonnagoogle was not long for this world - Charley just helped him out a bit!

wildcatwoodscats said...

Mr Macdonnagoogle was not long for this world - Charley just helped him out a bit!

Kea said...

Okay, Old Kitty, you need some sort of email addy so people can write to you, rather than leave a comment here about unrelated things! LOL.

No need to publish this comment, I just wanted to thank you for the b-day wishes. I'm happy with the hi-lites, she does a fabulous job. We're growing the hair out a bit, into a short bob. I hope. If I can stand to grow it that much. LOL.

And I came home with tulips, wine, and tiramisu. Couldn't find a little cake or anything else in the bakery that appealed.

P.S. The day is gloriously sunny, but very cool. I'm back in long johns! :-O

hampshireflyer said...

Those distractor things just aren't cat proof are they! What are we all supposed to do - buy them by the dozen...? :)

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We don't think Charlie did it. He's innocent, we tell you, innocent!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Beth said...

New follower. There is just never too much laughter in my life and your blog made me laugh! :)

Your blog is featured this week as my fourth blog hop on Six Degrees of Blogging. Check the post out here: http://bethaworkinprogress.blogspot.com/2010/04/six-degrees-of-blogging-leaping-and.html

Thanks! Beth

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I love it when my cats curl up with my dogs on the back porch and bask in the sunshine. So cute. I love how they're all friends. Cute pics

Ann said...

Looks like the makings of a good mystery to me!