LR: The Book?

11:35 AM -- There's a new murder mystery book out called Light Reading, but rest assured it has nothing to do with us.

From one reader's review: "It's strange that this book is called Light Reading. After all, Light Reading is largely about death."

All death and no monkeys? That's not very Light Reading at all.

— Phil Harvey, Editor, Light Reading

Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:46:20 PM
re: LR: The Book? It was a dark and stormy night. Craig walked down The Strip, hoping to find a fiber of the story he was chasing. He came upon a man in a trench coat. The man in the trench coat was photographing pirates and had clearly been nipping at the bottle.
Craig exclaimed, "Phil? Phil? is that you? I thought you were already dead!"
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:46:20 PM
re: LR: The Book? Pretty accurate, I must say. Except the bit about trenchcoats. I hate trenchcoats.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:46:19 PM
re: LR: The Book? Oh great. More bitter spirits.
rjmcmahon 12/5/2012 | 3:46:13 PM
re: LR: The Book? I think one needs a hook that introduces the dead to the reader. It's hard to beat Dickens start to A Christmas Carol. While not a story of mystery it does beg the question, "Who killed the door nail in the first place?"

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
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