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Death by Words
by writebuzz Admin

Writer found murdered? Whodunit?

Set in 2008, at a writer’s retreat, a group of amateur writers congregate to discuss their writing ideas and to get down to some serious writing. The host, a published author, who organised the event and was there ‘to keep the group focused and fed’, is found murdered. The only people in the building are the nine attendees; one of who must be the killer.  A remote location, no communication links, and lack of transport, mean that they can’t seek outside help. As everyone is a suspect, secrets are revealed as they try to prove their innocence. 

Your challenge is to describe and introduce the characters and to write the plot, in Agatha Christie’s style, everyone could have, but whodunit? … how and why?  

Title: The Scene is Set
Author: writebuzz

The retreat is based at a chateau near to Cotignac, en Provence.

The small mediaeval village of Cotignac is tucked away in the southern part of Provence and is about a 20 minute drive from the main Auto route that runs between Marseilles and Nice.

The event was advertised as Write Here – Write Now

”Write Here – Write Now – with the help of a professional writer who will provide you with advice, encouragement and some tips of the trade. You will be provided with freedom to write and the discipline – mobile ‘phones do not work here and the chateau does not have a land line.
You will be supported with a regular framework of discussion breaks, setting a serious work pattern.”

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