Monday, August 29, 2011

Killer Nashville - Part 1

Ack! It's Monday evening and I'm just getting to the post that was supposed to go up this morning.  I'm blaming my dad, who popped in for an overnight visit yesterday.  Yeah, that's it - I was distracted.  (Hi, Dad.)

There was so much good stuff going on at Killer Nashville, I don't want to tell about it in a rushed post so I'm going to save it until Friday (remember, Wednesday is reserved for Happy Hump Day funnies).

But I can share this... It happened in the parking garage.  Right in our hotel!  At a mystery writers' conference!  What a coincidence!


MURDER at Killer Nashville! 

And we were all called in to help solve the case. We surveyed the crime scene, read the statements, examined the evidence, decided what items should be collected and what tests should be run.  And came up with our own theories as to what happened.

Here's fellow author Kay C. Burns (hi, Cindy).  Is that brain matter?  Our vic was shot in the head.

What do you make of the splatter pattern?  The drag marks?  The partial shoe prints? Do you want to hear about the ski mask and the tire iron and the cell phone we found at the scene?

Well, how did you spend your weekend?

Groaner of the Day:  He was a mediocre conductor of a mediocre orchestra. He especially had problems with the basses; who were known to have a drink or two before a concert.

It was the last performance of the season, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which had an important bass part near the end.  Just as he was about to cue the basses, the conductor knocked over his music stand. The sheet music scattered.  As he stood in front of his orchestra, his worst fear was realized...

 it was the bottom of the 9th, no score, and the basses were loaded.


Maria Zannini said...

I will never again complain about all the weird costumes people wear at sci fi conferences.

Glad you had a good time.

You did have a good time, right?

Stacy McKitrick said...

So, was that a dummy lying in the corner, or did someone actually lay on the concrete the whole time? If so, I don't think I'd want THAT job!

Sounds like an interesting convention, though. I'll be going to the SciFi convention with all the weird costumes!

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Well, sort of. I mean, it was kind of an honor to be part of the crime scene and all. But laying on the cement got cold after a while.

Oh, you didn't recognise me?

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - Who are you calling a dummy?

Seriously, it was a great conference. But I'll bet the pictures from yours will be REALLY interesting.

Isis Rushdan said...

What an interesting conference. When you gave the warning about the photos, I had no idea what to expect, but they weren't bad.

GigglesandGuns said...

I started a short story and wrote several blog posts. Nothing as exciting as a body in my garage, unless it's under the car. That building is so small my subcompact car and the lawnmower constitute a crowd.

Groan. I'm not gonna ask where you got this groaner :o]

LD Masterson said...

Isis - I guess whenever you get a bunch of mystery/suspense/thriller writers together, things do tend to gt interesting. I heard some very strange conversations. *grin*

LD Masterson said...

Mary - re. the groaner...what? You're not a baseball fan?

hee hee hee

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm so jealous! I want to go there. Maybe next year if it's a yearly thing.

LD Masterson said...

Clarissa - It is an annual event. Maybe next year I'll see you there.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love reading mysteries but you writers are definitely weird. LOL

LD Masterson said...

Susan - Who? Us?

Kay C Burns said...

Hey,that writer Kay C. Burns really looks like she knows what to look for!

LD Masterson said...

She looks pretty serious to me.