There's a contest at the end, but read the 'tween stuff first, you hear? ~ Jim
In my first book in the series, the murderer killed in the fashion of a vampire—though he wasn’t one.
Looking back, I’ve used a lot of stabbings and slashings, and even a beheading. And yes, there have been shootings—but not as many as you might imagine.
Poisonings, yes, and an overdose too.
I’ve never counted the murder methods, nor tried to come up with something unusual, though it has happened. Being a writer who only does a minimal amount of planning before I start writing, I’m often surprised by who ends up being a victim and even the murderer—and often what method the person used to dispatch his or her victim.
Despite the fact my sleuths are police detectives, my Rocky Bluff P.D. series tends to be on the softer side of the procedural spectrum. You may ask, how can you say that after listing all these gruesome methods of murder? My answer, I don’t dwell on the gory details—at least not in my later books.
Frankly, I enjoy reading the more hard-edged mysteries too, but when it comes my writing I’ll stick to focusing on the characters and the step-by-step solving of the crimes.
Thank you so much for hosting me today.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith