I got this email from a friend of mine and thought it was so funny, I had to share it with you.
One of the prominent trends in mystery fiction todayis the publication of
what I call "niche mysteries." These are books that, in theory, will appeal
to a small niche of readers due to their unique and charming specialty
As a result, we have suffered through the Mommy mysteries,
the scrapbooking mysteries, the needlepoint mysteries. Mysteries set in the
world of bed and breakfasts, travel agencies, and old age homes. Mysteries
with recipes, patterns, or tips on making candy.
But now they’ve gone
Today I received in the mail a mystery novel ("first in the
new series," the cover proudly trumpets) that is set in the exciting and
quirky world of…
That’s right. Soapmaking. It even
includes soapmaking tips.
The title? Dead Men Don’t Lye.
couldn’t make this shit up.
What’s next, Glass-blowing Mysteries? Nail Polishing Mysteries? Mohel Mysteries?