Do You Like Mysteries?

A good “whodunit” always intrigues me.

It goes back to Nancy Drew for me . . . and the Clue game . . . and then the TV Columbo and Murder She Wrote . . . and then there are movies and older books . . . as well as popular writers today . . .whodunitbanner

The thing is, the concept of finding a body floating in a pool is a theme that has been used in literature and movies for years . . . There are hundreds of thousands of twists that have been suggested and we may still be interested in learning more . . . But, it may not be how the person died, but who the person was and all the friends and neighbors, coworkers and acquaintances who knew the victim that interests us and makes up the story.

Sometimes the story is opened ended and leaves you hanging . . . but you may feel confident you know “whodunit” . . . or it’s something you discuss with friends or family . . . comparing notes and thoughts . . . It can be quite haunting, finding you’re thinking about it from time to time.

I suppose a good mystery does that.

I’ve always wanted to write a good mystery, but, as yet, haven’t gotten the characters and the plot together to make an interesting story . . .

It does seem my mind is chewing on it . . .

I remember a book that came out 2 to 3 decades ago inviting people to solve the mystery. I remember it being a complicated plot and getting lost within the story and quite frankly losing interest in it as well. I think someone did solve it and won a cash prize. I do congratulate that individual for muddling through the story and untangling the web or red herrings that ran through it.

With winter approaching, I would like to read a good mystery . . . Here are some that may interest you:

A good mystery on a cold winter’s night is a great way to spend a quiet evening . . . or maybe you like to watch a good movie . . . Here are a few you may enjoy:

I have gotten hooked on these Hallmark mystery series. I like DVDs I can share with the whole family and then discuss it later . . .

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Are Small Towns Creepy?

Have you noticed all the strange things that happen in small towns?

It’s mostly in movies and fiction.smalltown

It seems a wonderful theme for a series of books or a series for cable. There have been particular sections of towns or streets that have been made famous on film and in literature. There’s always a secret . . . or some mysterious disappearance . . . and the return of someone after 15 years . . . and things start happening again . .

Everyone knows everyone’s business . . . and the family secrets . . . or individual secrets . . .

I do love books and series about small towns.

It makes it easy to keep track of the characters . . . and the interlocking nature of relationships and interactions.

I wouldn’t like everyone knowing my business . . . not that my personal business is all that interesting . . . We’ve all . . . most of us at any rate, have gone through “embarrassing moments” while growing up. They’re not a big deal anymore now, but I wouldn’t want others to remind me of them.

I’m sure you or someone you know did something stupid or embarrassing years ago . . . There are many fortunate people who have gone through life without any “embarrassing moments.” I’m truly happy for them.

But these small town secrets or mysteries stem from all sorts of things . . . ghosts, UFOs . . . family legacy . . . And authors capitalize on them and the public eats them up.

I like the ghost angle, not so much into UFOs, but anything is possible. The family legacy or a family curse is interesting . . . I’m not into real creepy stuff, but many times it involves woods and something out in those woods . . .

So, I made a mental note not to live in or near “the woods” or in a place or even a street name that is suggestive of a known legendary place.

I’ve been watching this series about a woman who returns home . . . not on purpose, but because she was drawn there . . . missed time . . . found herself in her hometown where an “incident” happened.

The town folk don’t want her around, but she’s staying . . . to find out what’s going on. And what happened 14 or 15 years ago . . .

I got sucked in . . .

This got me thinking about “small towns” and the many books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched.

It is kind of creepy when you stop to think about it.

With an Amazon Prime Membership you’ll be able to see if the Kettering Incident is something you’d enjoy watching . . . or there may be other series you may prefer . . . I also got hooked on American Gothic and can’t wait for the new season. You can sign-up for a free trial of Amazon Prime and, if after 30 days you find you like it, you’ll pay $99. annually. You get so very much more than video streaming . . . there’s music, free second day delivery of products you order and an early look at discounted items . . . Great for this coming holiday season. 

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