Monday, October 27, 2014

Beware the Fall - A Great Season for Mystery and Mayhem

The leaves are falling off trees in rapid numbers. As soon as a lawn is cleared, more leaves magically reappear. Next week, the clocks will be turned back an hour, and it will get dark sooner. Those happenings, and many others, lend themselves to mysteries.

So easy to bury a body in the woods, where the leaves will cover the ground, as if the dirt was never broken. So easy to lurk somewhere in the dark, and create mayhem on unsuspecting victims.

Lest I forget - Friday is also Halloween. Seeing grown people wearing costumes that day or around that day will not seem unusual. Who could tell if any of them are up to no-good?

If you haven't already done so, consider the Fall in your setting for a mystery. Or, maybe you've already thought of that!

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Kaye George said...

I do love to use Fall! There's the threat of bad weather to come and the longer nights and short hours of daylight. The obstacles can be helped along with some very bad weather!

Kathleen Kaska said...

Hi Morgan, The fall is also a great time to write romance.

Morgan Mandel said...

Yes, the Fall lends well to both mystery and romance, and I love to write both, which works out very well!

Patricia Gligor said...

I feel the same way. Fall is an eerie time of year. There's something mysterious in the air. That's what prompted me to have my first Malone mystery, Mixed Messages, take place the week of Halloween.
Happy Halloween!