A Good Mystery is Like a Turducken

“A strong main plot = the turkey. Hopefully not a turkey” Hilarious. Never heard this’dish’ called a “turducken” Must have a name in the UK … but what? Hmm!


In August of 2014 I was asked to write a guest blog for A Woman’s Wisdom. I thought about what I might write and figured I’d be on safe ground talking about mysteries — my genre and my favorite books to read.  But I also like food; in fact I’m rather a gourmand. No, not a gourmet – I just like food.  It can be comforting, like a good mystery. It’s a wonder I don’t weigh 500 pounds.

We are grilling a chicken this weekend, so the gourmand naturally thought of this post. Hope you don’t mind looking at it again!

A good mystery begins with a whodunit, but one that should wrap around at least one other story, and maybe two. A good mystery, as Winston Churchill once said about Russia, “…is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.”

Turducken IIt…

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