I believe I have mentioned that I have another murder mystery to write. I may also have mentioned (once or twice) that I have been having trouble writing ANYTHING lately. Well, just now I surprised myself. I wrote a brief overview of said mystery, to send to the venue for publicity purposes. The venue is Morning Star Methodist Church in Ilion, NY, and the performance date is Saturday, April 28, 2018. They are serving a roast pork dinner, which was quite delicious when we performed there last year and the year before.
So I have been writing this mystery in bits and pieces, and second guessing myself about everything. I tried writing the overview twice on breaks at work today, to no avail. Finally I sat down at my laptop and said, “Well, I’ve got to do this now.” And here is what I wrote:
Spring into Murder takes place at the kick-off dinner for the Tulip Festival sponsored by Two Lips Cosmetics. The founder and CEO of the company loves everything to do with The Netherlands, so much so that she changed her first name to Holland and hired a bodyguard named Dutch. On the agenda for tonight is the unveiling of the spring line of lipstick colors, to be modeled by Holland’s spokesmodel and partner, the beautiful Ariel Angelica. Holland is accompanied by her new husband, Rod. Also on hand are Holland’s nephew Benedict and recently adopted daughter Windy, as well as the designer of this year’s colors, the brilliant if eccentric Giselle Ellison.
Unfortunately, all is not beauty and harmony at Two Lips Cosmetics. Rumor has it that Holland did not want to take on Ariel as a partner, that Benedict wanted Windy to be the spokesmodel, that Giselle feels badly paid for her work, and nobody knows quite what to think of Dutch. Additionally, we don’t know who sent Ariel a bouquet of BLACK tulips!
There may be murder before the night is out! Who will solve the crime?
I was rather pleased with it myself. The new husband got his name as I wrote it, and Giselle Ellison (my part) changed from a dedicated secretary to a lipstick designer. I think diva is much more fun than downtrodden.
Having written that much, I feel fired up to get the whole thing done. I’ll share more information about the performance — times and prices — when I know more.