A Grave Misunderstanding – Len Boswell

A GRAVE MISUNDERSTANDING, the first in a new series of Simon Grave Mysteries, is a comic sci-fi spoof of the mystery genre, most notably the “locked room mystery.”

Detective Simon Grave and his “nearly invisible” partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, investigate a locked-room mystery with a significant twist: the prime suspects are in the locked room, not the victim, a logic-defying situation that challenges the team at every turn.

As if murder weren’t enough, they must also investigate the simultaneous disappearance of The MacGuffin Trophy from that same locked room, the studio of artist Whitney Waters, famous for her stylized paintings of red herrings.

Who is/are the killer(s)? How did he/she/they get out of the locked room with the trophy, kill the victim, and return unnoticed by others in the room?

These and other questions, including the limits of logic and the meaning of life, are posed and perhaps even answered in this quirky, mystery sci-fi mashup set in the last half of the current century. Yes, there are robots.