This is the first in a series of short fictional mystery murder detective stories set in the 1930s combining in a series of murders in villages in the United Kingdom. The Rislington Murders (Simply Not Just Cricket) are set around a local cricket club combining an extramarital affair and childhood rejection.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 and above
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a lover of mystery murder detective stories especially TV detective programs. Now that I am retired I have decided to write short detective stories of about 18000 words and having plenty of time on my hands it's a good time to put my love of murder mystery stories into writing these books. This my first book, now starting to write my next book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
All the village names are fictional, I used google to give me idea's for fictional names then added the name to my dictionary in my laptop. The names of all each person in my book do not relate to anybody I just thought of two names for each person.
It was a hot Wednesday evening in August 1933, and the team captain, John Sims, was picking the cricket team for the following Saturday when Felix Mason knocked on the door to see how the team was looking and whether he would be in next Saturday's match against Morton, who are a very strong cricket team. John replied, 'Yes, you are in the team on Saturday'
Felix then asked John, 'Have you heard any rumours that Anne Bonn, Tim's wife is having an affair with one of our players?'
John looked up very sheepishly said, 'Nope I've heard anything,' then quickly returned to look at the team sheet he was putting together. Felix added, 'It's just that I've some rumours going around about Anne. Still looking down, John added, 'I would not listen to these rumours as they can get out of hand and will cause trouble.'
'Very true John,' answered Felix. 'Anyway, have you got a full team for Saturday?'
'Yes, I have,' said John, 'but I have to include Josh Parry.'
'Josh Parry?' responded Felix, 'Do you mean that big head who thinks he is our number one player and thinks he should be captain?'
'I know what he thinks, and we all know he is a third rate- player. However, I have no choice other than him in the team as nobody else is available.'
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