Friday, 8 February 2008

Murder Mystery

Well, crime fiction has covered a lot of topics over the last 150 years or so, but as yet I don't think there have been any murder mysteries based around scrapbooking. Surely the time is right (and the market ready) for an intrepid scrapping sleuth to emerge and declare "The CM consultant did it!" or similar.

Perhaps a srapping spy novel with microdots concealed beneath the seemingly innocent pages depicting a childhood holiday?

No takers?

Scrapping Sci Fi?

Fantasy - Elven scrappers (they use oak leaves) or dwarves (slate - what else!), Orcs (carve it into other orcs or hapless humans they manage to catch).

Mills and Boon must surely have spotted the open field of eager readers.

And of course - a western is a must "Scrappers of the Rio Grande" perhaps. . .

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Laura Childs who does the wonderful Tea Shop Murder Mysteries also has several Scrapbooking Murder Mysteries... They are really quite good.. with catchy names like Death By Design and Motif for Murder... Check them out.

"Grendel" said...

I just went and had a look - and sure enough - several scrapbooking murder mysteries. Who woulda thunk it?>

http://www.laurachilds.com/

Anthea Goodman said...

We also have a talented lady on UKScrappers who writes short-stories based on Scrapbooking. I think her last victim was an abusive husband who got killed with a hole punch to the heart. Unfortunately the name of the exact product used escapes me at the moment (but that's what being pregnant does to your brain!) I could look it up for you tho' if you really wanted.

Anonymous said...

I have read the Laura Childs Scrapbooking Murder Mysteries ... based in New Orleans and the main character is a lady who owns a scrapbooking store. They are really good books. Buy them for your wife (or read them yourself). They even have recipes AND scrapbooking tips at the back!