Category Archives: Murder Mystery

Dancing the Sevillana

The square heels chop at the floor in their staccato rhythm, tender at first, like a quiet longing, then growing more intense, eating up the stage in the throes of heated passion, a dizzying whirlwind of steps locked in battle, … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry

Back when I was a kid, we were always short on sweets. So no wonder I became a hoarder. Aunts and uncles would visit from fancy countries abroad, bringing with them a sprinkling of gummy bears, gingerbread cookies and the … Continue reading

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It is written in the stars

At the dawn of time, we were all heaven. Celestial dust was swirling in the black void, pulsing with energy and gathering mass with an insatiable hunger for life. Out of this roiling chaos were moulded the planets and the … Continue reading

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Soccer fever

From the rubber-strewn alleys of the favellas to the choking humidity of the jungle and the pulsing nightlife of Ipanema Beach, the soccer ball gathers us all on pitches and around TVs to watch the beautiful game. We drop homemade … Continue reading

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Easter clue hunt

Flavia de Luce is propping her bike against the church yard door amidst droopy tulips and fat yellow daffodils. Her classmates are in the yard searching for Easter eggs yet Flavia is impervious to their gaggle and excitement. One swift … Continue reading

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Murder in the bag

Candy-colored Christmas lights are strung across shop windows, beckoning you inside. The festive sounds of the Nutcracker suite tinkle through loudspeakers, crystal-like droplets of music pelting your face like so many snowflakes caught in the dance of the Sugar Plum … Continue reading

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An odd case of murder

A heavy Sitka spruce groans against the window panes and the wintry sun throws pale shadows across the dead body sprawled over the coverlet. Fruit flies stick in the dregs of last-night’s sickly sweet wine and the air is sour with sweat, … Continue reading

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