Monday, 21 March 2016

A to Z Theme Reveal - Murder Most Foul!


Well, another year, a new A to Z!!! And I am excited to reveal that this year, my theme is inspired by my love of old fashioned detective fiction, especially those involving murder most foul! I love the likes of Miss Marple, Miss Fisher, Inspector Alleyn and some modern investigators as well, like Gillian Larkin's Grace Abrahams.

Being a writer, I have decided to use the 26 days of the A to Z to develop my own cosy mystery:
The Case of the Cursed House

Each day I will be revealing a little more of the plot outline (don't worry, I'm not making anyone wade through the full text, I know you have other blogs to get to), some character details and a few clues, and each day my visitors will get a chance to vote on whodunnit and let me know what they think of the story ideas.

I look forward to seeing you during the AtoZ.

Other bloggers, I'll do my best to get to everybody in the list, but leave me a comment with your link and I'll definitely drop by.

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My Other Blogs
I am sharing blogging duties with my sister, Tasha, on two other blogs for the AtoZ as well and we are also part of the theme reveal:

And Tasha also has her own blog and is doing the theme reveal too:

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Other People's Blogs
Now check out all the other theme reveal blogs by visiting the theme reveal site (I recommend leaving it open in another tab :)).

65 comments:

  1. Hi Sophie ... it will be interesting to read your story and work out whodunnit .. enjoy - cheers Hilary

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    1. I hope ot drop enough clues to keep folks interested, but not too many that it's obvious, we'll see how that goes! ;P

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  2. What a great idea, write the book during the blog! Love it!

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    1. Yes, I should have a complete plot outline and major plot points by the time the A to Z is finished, which I'll then be crafting into a fully fledged novel :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Cozy Mysteries are one of my secret indulgences. I am really looking forward to reading your posts.

    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  4. Mystery is my favorite genre. It's going to be difficult waiting 24 hours for the next chapter though! Still looking forward to it.

    - Chicky Kadambari @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com
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    1. I've only written one murder mystery before, so the planning of this has been fun! :)

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  5. Hey, that sounds like fun! You'll se me around in April!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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  6. Mystery is my favorite genre. It's going to be difficult waiting 24 hours for the next chapter though! Still looking forward to it.

    - Chicky Kadambari @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com
       Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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  7. Hey, that sounds like fun! You'll se me around in April!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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  8. I love your theme title. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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  9. I love mysteries. Looking forward to read The Case of the Cursed House, this April. Cheers :)

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  10. Can't wait! I love the title of your mystery.

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  11. That's a really ambitious theme. It sounds really fun.

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    1. Thanks, I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas :)

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  12. Sounds awesome, Sophie! I look forward to watching your book unfold! See you in 10 days! ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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  13. this sounds like sooooo much fun! i can't wait to see how the mystery reveals itself!

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  14. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

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  15. Ha! :) I enjoy murder mysteries, even though I am horrible at solving them XD But I like watching others try to solve them. Cool theme! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to it.

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  16. Great theme and of particular interest to me as I'm in the process of trying to draft my own cozy mystery. I'm doing a take off of the Nancy Drew mysteries on my blog for A to Z this year. Looking forward to following along with you next month. Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

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    1. I watched rather than read the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew when I was a kid, so I'll have to stop by :)

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  17. Sounds like so much fun! Happy blogging!

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  18. It will be interesting to see how this 'unfolds' as you drop little 'crumbs' and tidbits...sounds fabulous and interesting too!
    I'm showcasing blogger books & book reviews...plus there will be loads of giveaways!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!

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    1. Thank you, and I'll be dropping by your blog :)

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  19. Glad that your cosy is more sensible than my crazy theme - cally mine a convoluted mystery. Look forward to reading yours.

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  20. Hi, Cool theme idea to develop your own murder mystery. Love reading Christies still, and other detective fiction. Good luck with the challenge.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you, and good luck to you too :)

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  21. Your theme has been the most interesting, I have came across so far. Reading your posts will be like a puzzle, coming together into one mystery!
    Goodluck Sophie!

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    1. I glad you think it's interesting - it's certainly been fun planning it :)

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  22. I love crime fiction, this theme sounds brilliant! Good luck and I hope to see you in April :)
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and yes, see you in April!

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  23. I do like a good mystery! Good luck in the challenge.

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  24. Quite an ambitious theme! I too love a whodunnit and will join in with my best guess as to the culprit! Gail at Making Life An Art

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    1. It's been fun preparing for it, but I'm a little panicky with just one day to go! :)

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  25. Good luck with your story, Sophie - I'm doing Camp Nano in April as well as the AtoZ, so I'll steer away from your mystery, just in case... :) Good luck!
    Jemima Pett

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    1. Wow, that's a lot to take on, good luck.

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  26. Oooo love a good murder mystery. Enjoy the A-Z challenge!

    Ros
    Fangirl Stitches - Cross Stitch Alphabets
    Travel like a Geek - A-Z Tour of Harry Potter Film Locations

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  27. Can't wait to see your AtoZChallenge, it sounds eerily exciting. I'm blogging blessings at http://llmcalling.blogspot.com and also poems about MS at http://mscalling.blogspot.co.uk/p/a-to-z-of-ms.html

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    1. hi Emma, I hope your A to Z goes well! :)

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  28. LOVE your theme choice. Addicted to English mysteries and enjoy the authors you mention. It will be fun to see you in April. As many mysteries as I have read, writer that I am, a mystery is HARD to write. Will be cheering you on.

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    1. Hi Stepheny - thanks for stopping by - and thanks for the cheering :) Your theme looks interesting too.

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  29. Ooh I shall pop in to see how this develops, got so much from your Wittegen A to Z last year!

    Have fun and see you on the A to Z circuit!

    Mars xx
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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    1. Hi There! I look forward to learning more about beading from you too :)

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    2. Roll on tomorrow, I have a very gentle start... hopefully I can ramp it up a bit as I go along!

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