Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Idea for mystery novel

Blood on Wopping-on-Sea

In the tiny Welsh village of Wopping-on-Sea, one of the villages two living inhabitants, Agnes Grimblegrudge wakes up one morning to discover that her companion, Marlena Olthwaite-Pipes, has been violently murdered.

Who could have committed this dastardly deed? Using her comprehensive knowledge of Agatha Christie's novels, amazing powers of deduction and delusion, she sets out to solve this devastating crime and restore the good faith of all the citizens of Wopping-on-Sea (of whom she now happens to be the only one) in justice.

With plucky confidence in her ability to restore things to rights, Agnes Grimblegrudge sets about investigating the crime scene, before coming to the devastating conclusion: it was those foreigners! Her faith shattered in the new multicultural British way of life, she resigns her membership of the Tory party, arms herself with several guns, and decides from now on to shoot all tourists on sight.

Possible sequels:
The Hounds of Wopping-on-Sea
More Blood on Wopping-on-Sea
Even Morer Blood on Wopping-on-Sea
The Terror of Greater-Wopping-on-Sea-on-the-Wold
The Greater Wopping Pudding Massacre: Amazing Stories of True Crime That Have Been Made Up.


nailpolishblues said...

Oh goody, can we have an extra somewhere in there named 'Wynsome'? - it's my favourite I-was-born-in-1932 name. And I have seen some classics from this oh so experimental era.

TimT said...

I think that can be arranged. Though it does rather go against the claustrophobic two-person plotline of the first novel.

I guess Wynsome will have to be one of them there foreigners...

nailpolishblues said...

I suspect she'd be a real hardarse - well, you would be if you'd grown up being called Wynsome.

nailpolishblues said...

P.S. This is me believing every word.

Caz said...



Did you know that your birthday falls in the same week as International Talk Like A Pirate Day?

Just sayin'.

TimT said...

Thanks Caz!

Mitzi G Burger said...

Creepy island, ahoy.
I celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by climbing up frighteningly high nets resembling rigging at the Year 8 camp ropes course.

Anonymous said...

Other possible titles:

It Looks Like Blood Again Today, Aunt Agnes
Kontiki Slaughter Before Elevensis
Wynsome Wapshott Wins The Day
Even Murderous Spinsters Get The Blues In Small British Seaside Resort Towns In The Off-Season

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