Edith here, thankful to not be in a blizzard! Add your opening line for the following picture. As our penultimate thankfulness giveaway for the month, I’ll send one commenter a signed hardcover of Farmed and Dangerous – which features a scary blizzard scene.
Here’s mine: Rats. I’d hoped the snow would cover the body in the back of the truck. No such luck.
Readers, add your opening line in the comments to win a copy of Farmed and Dangerous.
Agatha Award -winning author Edith Maxwell writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Beyond the Page) and short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, and the Cece Barton Mysteries (all from Kensington Publishing). She lives north of Boston in an antique house with her beau and cat Martin, where she writes, gardens, cooks, and wastes time on Facebook.
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Blast the snow, the blood is going to show up for sure!
When you live in Portsmouth, NH, you never know what kind of weather to expect on the Fourth of July.
I suddenly realized the blizzard of ’92 wasn’t that bad….
Mountains of snow to climb before I might be safe.Now to open the window.
Good luck with that!
The snow was coming down so fast that I couldn’t find the body when I went back to move it.
How did you get a picture of my old house? I sold it for a reason. I didn’t want anyone to know where the bodies are buried and there was no way anyone could find them under all that snow.
“I sold it for a reason” – love this.
Just when you think that Plan A is going to work, here comes all that snow….
The snow fell all night, covering everything in a heavy blanket of white. I could barely see the fence, the truck, the bushes, but I could clearly see the hand sticking out of the snow.
The body of my husband in the floorboard of my back seat was frozen solid. How in the world was I going to dispose of it? Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com
“Where are the diamonds?” he yelled in my face. I shrugged and looked out at the beautiful falling snow.
The blanket of snow made it harder to dispose of the bloody body and that’s when he came up with the idea of hiding it in a snowman for now.
I knew there was a body under that drift.
The accumulating snow would make it even harder now for me to escape.
I hadn’t expected the snow when I locked her out. Would anyone believe me that it was an accident and not murder?
Elaine began to panic as the pounding of Max’s feet inside the trunk grew louder and more desperate. Then she began to laugh hysterically as she realized they were both panicking. Fearful that someone would notice her behavior and start asking her questions she couldn’t answer, she pulled off the thoroughfare, onto a side street and into the driveway of a house she fervently prayed was deserted, at least for long enough for her to collect herself. As she was about to turn off the engine, the motor died, and without even looking at the gauge, she knew she was out of gas.
I wonder if it will snow enough for everyone to be trapped here and make a great setting for a murder mystery.
I’ve already read the book and loved it!!
And it ain’t even winter yet.
She cowered in the dark house, covered with blankets, hoping the blizzard would keep her safe from whoever had chased her all day.
Ooh, good one!
Was that swishing sound I kept hearing the snow blowing against the house? Or had HE returned to exact his revenge?
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Put on the hot chocolate!!! I’m working from home today!!
It was just my like that there would be a fresh snow fall! I had to keep moving… because he would be able to follow my tracks.
Oh, no, the ten foot tall abominable snowman melted (shape shifted?) and is trying to get in my window! (The floodlight will help him to see to get in.)
Stay away from the windows!
I looked out the window to see James, my great dane, pulling a naked body out of a snow bank. How am I going to get that dog back into the house without his great find?
How did the sugar bowl get dumped? But wait is that a hand holding a sugar scoop I see sticking out of the mound?
The snow was falling thick and fast. I knew the body would be frozen solid by morning.
Gives me the shivers!
When I came too, I looked out the window and realized that I wasn’t in Florida anymore!
Looking out at the blizzard, I had never been so thankful – he can’t get to me in this weather. Tomorrow is another story.
I like this!
If you don’t like this weather, wait a few hours and it will
But the forecast said it was only going to be a light dusting of snow.
Ha! Ever thus…
All was quit but under the snow…
It was a cold and snowy night when we decided to put our plan in motion!
Why did I drop the key…
Is that a snow man or dead man I see laying out there? 🤔
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