Sunday, 3 January 2016
It is indeed 2016. And I saw it in with some style at a black tie dinner in a rather nice country pub called The Full Moon in Little Kingshill, just a couple of miles away. I dressed accordingly.
There was a 'Casino Royale' theme to things with tables laid out like gaming tables, chocolate dice and poker chips etc. and waitresses handing us vodka martinis at the door. Interestingly, there was no phone signal there and, but for the kindness of the landlords, Bran and Petra, there would have been no wifi either. It struck me as the perfect setting for a classic country house murder mystery. And that got me thinking ...
Have you ever been to a properly orgnised Murder Mystery evening? I have. They are great fun; it's like being in a live version of Cluedo (or Clue if you're American). And I think it would be great fun to stage such a thing at the launch party for this book, whenever that will be. Assuming I get fully funded of course!
I know a few drama types. Watch this space ... :)
18% funded as we entered the New Year and my first major milestone - 20% - is on the horizon. Keep plugging the book - I certainly will! - and, hopefully, we'll get to 100% sooner rather than later. The sooner we're funded, the sooner you get your book!
Oh, and if you enjoyed the BBC's excellent adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None over Christmas, do have a look at the Radio 4 website here. All sorts of goodies on offer to celebrate the 125th birthday of the Queen of Crime. Well worth a listen.