A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) by Fredric Brown

By Fredric Brown

BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who used to be utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.

Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, disillusioned along with his profession writing a radio cleaning soap opera, seems to create a brand new express, dubbed "Murder might be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings take place, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.

First released 1948

Show description

Read or Download A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) PDF

Similar crime books

Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood (Bryant & May, Book 9)

E-book nine within the Bryant & may perhaps sequence. often known as "A abnormal Crimes Unit secret. "

The indomitable duo of Arthur Bryant and John may possibly, in addition to the remainder of their quirky workforce, go back to unravel a confounding case with darkish ties to the British theater and a killer who might suggest curtains for all concerned. For the workforce of the recent Strand Theatre, the play the 2 Murderers turns out much less functionality than prophecy whilst a forged social gathering leads to the surprising dying of the theater owner’s son. The crime scene is most original, even for Bryant and should. In a locked bed room with none hint of fingerprints or blood, the one signal of disturbance is a ugly life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying at the flooring. each person on the celebration is a suspect, together with the corrupt manufacturer, the rakish male lead, the dour set clothier, and the assistant level supervisor, who's the wild daughter of a favorite executive official.

It’s this final undeniable fact that threatens the bizarre Crimes Unit’s research, because the government’s domestic workplace, cautious of the team’s eccentric tools, seeks to throw them off the case. however the nimble minds of Bryant and should are usually not so simply deterred. Delving into the heritage of the London theater and the irritating origins of Punch and Judy, the detectives race to discover the maniacal killer ahead of he reaches his even deadlier ultimate act.

Whip-smart and forever pleasing, The reminiscence of Blood is an ingeniously difficult secret from the deliciously artistic Christopher Fowler.

Big Show (LaStanza, Book 5)

The massive express – LaStanza Novel #5

This is New Orleans – 1985. A burning guy stumbles in entrance of Det. Dino LaStanza’s police motor vehicle. Doused with fuel, the sufferer were set afire with a flare gun. How did this homeless guy be ready to get murdered alongside the manicured lawns of the backyard District? Who used to be he? And who could devote one of these vicious crime?

In each career there’s a major show
In the military it’s the specific Forces
In the army it’s the Seals
In baseball it’s the main Leagues
In soccer it’s the NFL
In police paintings it’s the murder Division
Homicide - the massive strain cooker. the massive circumstances. the large show.

Born in New Orleans, O’Neil De Noux is a prolific American author of novels and brief tales. even if a lot of De Noux’s fiction falls less than the secret style (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has released tales in lots of disciplines together with mainstream fiction, young ones and young-adult fiction, science-fiction, suspense, delusion, horror, western, literary, spiritual, romance, humor and erotica.

In 2007, the non-public Eye Writers of the United States provided its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for most sensible brief tale to “The middle Has Reasons” by means of O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given every year to acknowledge amazing fulfillment in deepest eye fiction. De Noux is additionally the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for most sensible NOVELETTE for “Too clever. ” The Derringer Awards are given each year to acknowledge excellence within the brief secret fiction form.

In 2010, De Noux made a stream to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with different artists within the paintings co-op sizeable Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, a gorgeous caper novel, by way of collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS private, NEW ORLEANS major EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY means.

In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was once named 2011 POLICE e-book OF THE 12 months through Police-Writers. com, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 kingdom and native cops from 485 kingdom and native legislation enforcement firms who've written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime tale, JOHN RAVEN BEAU presents an intimate inspect the beleaguered NOPD murder department, a narrative that starts within the French zone and leads to a swamp, all in the urban limits of America’s everlasting urban, a urban that can not be destroyed – New Orleans.

Earlier in 2012, after six months of in depth study and eighteen months of continuous writing, O’Neil De Noux released conflict KISS, a 320,000 notice epic of affection and conflict set opposed to the landscape of the conflict of recent Orleans, January eight, 1815. So well timed is the ebook, published because the bicentennial of the warfare of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux bought an Artist companies occupation development Award from the Louisiana department of the humanities for his paintings on conflict KISS. additionally in 2012, Mr. De Noux’s first inner most eye was once released. ENAMORED a singular of obsession and homicide, is determined in 1950 New Orleans. one other crime novel, BOURBON road, set in 1947, was once published in 2012, besides the young-adult superhero novel MISTIK.

In 2012, O’Neil De Noux was once elected Vice-President of the personal Eye Writers of America.

In January 2013, the long-awaited go back of NOPD murder Detective Dino LaStanza got here with the booklet of De Noux’s crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS murder, in addition to the re-issue of all of the earlier LaStanza novels as alternate paperbacks and eBooks. extra LaStanza novels are forthcoming.

LaStanza Novels
#2 the large KISS
#5 the massive SHOW
#6 NEW ORLEANS murder

Lightning (87th Precinct, Book 37)

Town could be a unusual position, filled with extraordinary attractions. occasionally chilling attractions. yet not anything may perhaps arrange the detectives of the 87th Precinct for the sight of a murdered younger lady, a member of an area collage tune group, placing from a lamppost. Nor may possibly they be prepared for the inside track that an identical evening, one other girl is raped for the 3rd time—by a similar guy.

The Council of the Cursed (Sister Fidelma, Book 19)

Whilst Bishop Leodegar of Autun calls upon the church leaders from western Europe to wait a council, it truly is to be a gathering haunted via surprising dying and intrigue. It's advert 670, and the Council of Autun is assembly to debate serving a last devastating blow to the Celtic Church. but if a clash among delegate leads to the homicide of the manager delegate from Hibernia, the whole Council is at risk.

Extra info for A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun)

Sample text

Do you? ’ Johnny Mac went to the door and motioned for two young men, both looking severely uncomfortable, to remove the offending object. Sean was covered in blood now, and was having difficulty breathing. It was a definite hospital job. When the man had been removed, Johnny Mac poured two large whiskies and gave one to his friend. ’ Cain laughed. His shirt was splattered with blood and his knuckles were grazed, but Johnny could see that his temper was subsiding. ‘Oh, he did that. Fucking moron.

It wasn’t even the sex − just being near her, the smell of her, the softness of her skin. He closed his eyes in anticipation; that at least he could look forward to − a night together at last. No sounds of men groaning in their sleep, no clattering of POs as they made their rounds, no more lying awake looking at nothing, willing the dawn to break so he could get out of his cell, dreaming of decent food and a drink in a real pub, wondering what the rest of the world was doing, wishing he were still a part of it.

Now, as she sat in her transport café, eating a huge fried breakfast, shovelling the food into her mouth, her son Michael watched her with distaste. She was colossal but no one had the guts to mention it any more; it was pointless anyway − she just lost her rag. Food was Caroline’s only pleasure, and she wouldn’t listen to any kind of criticism or warning about her health. As far as she was concerned she was fine; Michael had learned long ago not to rock that particular boat. The strange thing was, she still looked after her skin and her hair.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 18 votes