My last post was a month ago! Yikes! But I’ve been busy working on the The Murder Rule, Part Three, and more…as well as considering another part, Part Four, of this new novel. And at this point it looks as if The Murder Rule will not be finalized until next year, 2023. Yet I will summarize this Part of the novel as a scenario that closely matches much of what is happening in the world today.
The Murder Rule, Part Three, begins in a similar fashion to The Murder Rule, Part One, where an entity named ‘Cal.edit’ has another ‘murder-related’ assignment for pop-culture pundit Lloyd Denhom, the narrator of Part Three and Part One; Denholm is a free-lancer for truth-telling pop culture magazine called X-Zine, and ‘Cal.edit’ runs the operation. But the time frame has changed, for it is now 2023, not 2005 as with Part One. The proposed assignment is about investigating another supposed ‘murder’ that was actually reported by the mainstream media as a ‘death’ without giving any details. ‘Cal.edit’ sent Denholm an email about the assignment, giving very few details. But ‘details’ would be revealed in another couple of days by an ‘Agent P,’ a former member of British Intelligence who now worked for X-Zine. In the snippet below, a short one that is summarized in this paragraph, there will be no spoiler alerts, and the person who ‘died’ according to the media is not mentioned either. Enjoy! (The snippet is copyright © 2022, Deborah Lagarde.)