Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Death by Zip Line

Sailendra Nath Roy suffered a heart attack after becoming entangled on a zip line. Suspended 600 feet in the air while hanging by his hair, he tried unsuccessfully to reach help when he succumbed to his failing heart. 

The 49-year-old stuntman already held the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip-line while hanging by his hair – that of 271 feet. 

He was trying to break his own record.

The first ever-recorded zip line accident was in 1739.

And sadly a 12-year-old died tragically in a zip line accident.

An unregulated industry saw tragedy when one worker died while doing a test run and another was injured after a zip line tower collapsed. Many injures are sustained when people hit the platform too fast.

As I read each of these incidents – all I could think about is how easy it would be to rig an accident. Ever the murder mystery plotter, I just couldn't help myself. Whether the weapon is a zip line, a yacht, or even a vase there is much fodder for the creative mind when it comes to murder. 

So how about you – have you found your weapon or just the next plot for your mystery?

Happy end to the A to Z challenge!

If you missed out on the fun of Arlee Bird's 2014 blog hop
 it's not too late to start planning for 2015 or to read this year's submissions from the
A huge round of applause for the 2014 A to Z Challenge Team:

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian

The End! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Under the title THEY SAILED FROM THIS LIFE – I found an interesting discussion regarding Death on a Yacht or as it occurs some other seafaring vehicle. Sometimes the death is ruled suicide, but in a few of the deaths, there are some that still speculate that murder was the true cause. 

The web story gave eight examples – we have an actress, a media mogul, a newspaper mogul, a filmmaker, a famous musician, an engineer, a poet, and the son a president! 
Just click on a name and find the story:

Never really thought about it before, but death on a yacht could be considered the perfect crime. What do you think, do any of these deaths remain a question in your mind – or do we just love a conspiracy?

If you want to join in on the fun of Arlee Bird's blog hop