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Friday, April 21, 2017

Re-imagining Classics as Murder Mysteries

Re-imagining classics as murder mysteries is not new.  But a new twist was introduced last month.  A Twitter hashtag was born that sparked the re-imagining of numerous classic novels as murder mysteries. #andthenthemurdersbegan took flight after @marc_laidlaw tweeted, “The first line of almost any story can be improved by making sure the second line is, ‘And then the murders began.’”

I think Pride and Prejudice would work well as a murder mystery:  “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  And then the murders began.

If you want to read people’s suggestions, follow the thread at https://twitter.com/search?q=andthenthemurdersbegan&src=typd.

In a recent BookRiot article, Kate Scott suggested three other books which might make good mysteries:  http://bookriot.com/2017/03/22/3-classic-novels-reimagined-as-thrilling-murder-mysteries/. Also in BookRiot, if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, you can check out a list of re-tellings:  http://bookriot.com/2017/03/27/i-spent-a-month-reading-sherlock-holmes-retellings/