There is nothing like an unsolved mystery to get my mind going a million different directions. As a writer of Romantic Suspense, I love crafting stories that challenge the reader to think outside of the box.
What about those real life stories that go unsolved, or have been solved with a surprising twist of events?
On WHO DONE IT Wednesdays you will get a chance to try your hand at being a sleuth. I will give a few paragraph crime summary and the possible suspects to a crime that has been committed. Note that all names will be changed to avoid an easy research project.
Your job is to guess the culprit, their motivation, or how the crime was committed and give a reason why you think so. On my next post I will announce the correct answer and you can see how you did.
At the end of each month, the best sleuth, or the one with the most correct answers and best reasons if it comes to that will be the winner of a new Romantic Suspense Release from one of my favorite authors.
Are you ready to be a sleuth?
The year is 1997. A house fire starts in a house with young children. A mother tries desperately to get all of her children out of the house, but the 10 day old baby isn’t rescued in time. Investigators have determined that the baby died in the fire.
Six years later there is a neighborhood birthday party. Which of the following is true:
1. A friend of the family thought that a girl bore a resemblance to the missing baby because of the dimple in her cheek and contacted the mother. DNA tests confirm it is the missing baby.
2. The mother discovers a box in the closet with her baby’s stuffed bear and the materials for setting the fire. There is also a newspaper clipping with news of the event.
3. The arsonists is uncovered when pictures of the daughter in front of her house on the day of the fire, show the arsonist in the background with the materials for setting a fire.
4. A memorial is given for the young child who died in the fire and each family gives money into a fund for the family.
So Super Sleuths, what do you think really happened and why?