The Coven and Coffin Blog Hop:
From October 27th until November 1st six authors, including myself, are participating in the Coven and Coffin Blog Hop. This hop is a little different from all the rest since we’re each sort of putting on our own show. For instance, I’m running the Murder Mystery Party. You’ll find that post down below. Each day will be another hour at the party. The suspects are us–the authors doing the hop. Each day on my blog you’ll read part of the Murder Mystery script and you’ll also meet one of the authors. You must pick up the clues as you read and try to figure out which one of us is the killer. How fun does that sound? Well, there is plenty more where that came from. There is also a Hop wide giveaway. We’re giving away a huge prize pack to one luck reader, so be sure to enter the giveaway each day. Now, here is what the other authors are doing and how to find them:
The Murder Mystery Party Continues!
- Readers may ask one question in the comments section per day.
- Only 3 questions will be answered per day and some answers may throw you off the trail.
- All authors have motive to kill the victim, only one had the guts.
- Each day is another hour at the party.
- The party starts at seven and you must find the killer by midnight!
The Party Goers:
Kayla Curry (Host)
Noree Cosper (Guest)
Jessica Fortunato (Guest)
Peter Dawes (Guest)
M. R. Graham (Guest)
Kayleigh Grian (Guest)
Stanford McQueen (Totally made up guest)
You (Guest and Detective)
In case you missed it:
“I know who the killer is,” you say. Everyone looks around wearily.
“It’s the same person who had motive, opportunity, and the same person who found the body. Jessica Fortunato found Stanford in the hallway and they must have ended up arguing. The altercation continued in the bathroom where there was a short struggle. She lost this during the struggle,” you say as you hold up the key chain. “Notice the black animal hairs caught in the ring. In her bio, she mentions having a black cat.”
“She hit him with the towel rack and hid it in the bedroom where she dropped this,” you continue while holding up the pen. “This pen had a small amount of blood on it and was found in the same closet as the murder weapon. The ink color is a match to the signature in the books I asked her to sign.”
Everyone turned to Jessica as she inched towards the front door. In the blink of an eye she was out the door and running to her car, but it was too late. The police were already coming up the drive. They box her in and you run out to explain everything. In the commotion she gets away and runs into the woods.
The police start a search for her and call in more troops. They take everyone’s statement including yours, and you are standing next to Kayla as they wrap things up.
“So, if everyone hated Stanford McQueen, why did you invite him here?” you ask Kayla.
“Well, I suppose there is no harm in telling you. It’s not like I did anything they can prove or charge me with. A long time ago, Stanford published an article on my work saying that it was horrible and all that. I knew that if I put him in a house with a bunch of people who hated him, some one would have the guts to do what I couldn’t. I just didn’t think it would happen in the first hour!” she laughed.
You are speechless. The real criminal stands next to you free as a bird, and there is nothing you can do to prove it.
I had so much fun putting together this Murder Mystery Party! I hope you all enjoyed the ride!
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