Hi, everyone! It’s Kathy, bringing you a Just for Fun post today.
I’m assuming you’re over here at misterio press because you love mystery stories, right? Me too! But have you ever wondered exactly what separates us mystery fans from “normal” folks? Here are a few items to consider, under the heading of:
You Know You’re a Mystery Fan If…
1. You know the 10 Rules of Golden Age Detective fiction.
2. You know that Hercule Poirot was Belgian, not French.
3. Should you ever meet a butler, you would be on your guard. (Because “the butler did it” is such a cliche that it could now work in reverse, right?)
4. You’ve played so many games of Clue that you have to erase old character/weapon/ room grids because you’ve run out of them (but first you relive your brilliant victories)
5. You endlessly watched episodes of Scooby Doo when you were a kid. Like, groovy, man.
6. You now make your children watch re-runs of Scooby Doo on Cartoon Network.
7. If you could ever do a police ride-along, it would be with Lieutenant Columbo.
8. You bring the complete Sherlock Holmes collection of stories with you to college.
9. (from the Facebook crowd):
…sometimes I worry about these folks.
10. You avoid: large, gloomy mansions in the midst of thunderstorms; invitations to remote islands by an unknown benefactor; and having sex with your boyfriend after the kids you’re babysitting have gone to sleep (oops, sorry, that’s the one in horror movies).
11. You celebrate your 10-year wedding anniversary by going on a murder mystery weekend (hey, hubby had fun, too!)
12. And finally, you know you’re a mystery fan if you own one (or more) of the following:
You like to snuggle up under your crime scene throw to watch NCIS or Criminal Minds.
You literally shoot your alarm clock every morning to get it to shut up.
You then take a shower with the help of this heart-thumping bathroom decor:
You’ve equipped your kitchen with the brass knuckle meat tenderizer and…
….the time bomb kitchen timer!
And you send your kids to school with sandwiches wrapped in these:
So, how do you show your love of mysteries? Tell us about it! We’d love to hear about the
demented fun things you do for your passion.
Posted by Kathy Owen (aka K.B. Owen). Kathy is a
recovering former English professor with a PhD in 19th century British literature, and the author of Dangerous and Unseemly, A Concordia Wells mystery. She is currently raising three boys and working on Books 2 and 3 in the Concordia Wells mystery series.
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