Who would have thought that whodunit is really a word? I just looked on Wikipedia to see, and it has its own page.
Well, I am about a third of the way finished writing the sequel to Birdsongs and I finally figured out whodunit in the book. I thought I knew previously who the killer was, but I was not very excited with my idea and thought it would be too easy to figure out. The other night as I was writing it came to me.
The coolest thing about this is that my previous writing in the novel will not give it away since I didn’t even know! How cool is that?
I have set a deadline for the end of August to finish the book and this new idea will be a great motivating factor in getting my work accomplished. I am also toying with changing the name to Pushed to Death. I guess I have plenty of time to make that decision.
A whodunit or whodunnit (for "Who done [did] it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the puzzle is the main feature of interest. The reader or viewer is provided with clues from which the identity of the perpetrator of the crime may be deduced before the solution is revealed in the final pages of the book. The investigation is usually conducted by an eccentric amateur or semi-professional detective.
I was on my way home this evening and saw something that was not only intriguing but hilarious. I was driving along a fairly busy road at about ten miles an hour as I neared a traffic light. There are some old houses that sit close to the road, and a few of them along this stretch of road are dilapidated. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw an older man preparing to serve a tennis ball into a nasty looking mattress he had propped up against a broken down white house. (Oh, it gets better) The white haired man was wearing only two things—a skimpy pair of boxer shorts and I kid you not—a captain’s hat. His giant stark white belly hung over the boxer shorts and jiggled as he tossed the tennis ball into the air and smashed it into the dirty mattress with his antiquated wooden tennis racket. It was a darn good serve! Ace I think.
I was only going to do a one day promotion, but have decided to extend it for one more day in hopes of rising to the #1 spot in Police Procedurals. As of this moment, I am #2 in Police Procedurals, #10 in Suspense, and #266 overall in free Kindle downloads.
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If you happen to have a Kindle - I am giving away copies of my adult mystery, Birdsongs, tomorrow March 8th on Amazon.com
Check it out! Also, if you happen to read it, I would appreciate some reviews.
Thanks and enjoy.
I think the release date for The Big Stinky City will be in early April. If everything somehow comes together before then, it might be late March. But, I am being patient. Releasing a book requires a lot of patience and I am slowly learning to accept that fact. I released the first edition of Birdsongs before it was ready, and I wish I could have all those copies back. Oh well, you live and you learn.
I am working on the formatting as I need to have the book in two different formats—one for the paperback and one for Kindle. The paperback formatting is not such a big deal, but the Kindle formatting can be a total nightmare. Hopefully I learned a trick or two last time that will make it a little easier this time.