National Crime Writing Week - WM mini-comp inspired by survey on how to murder people

e8d301c6-f518-4601-900d-54a1d3ac6fa0

10 June 2011
|
imports_WRI_0-qfnz51sy-100000_54924.jpg National Crime Writing Week - WM mini-comp inspired by survey on how to murder people
Enter a National Crime Writing Week WM mini-comp inspired by the Crime Writers' Association survey on how to murder people ...
Enter a National Crime Writing Week WM mini-comp inspired by the Crime Writers' Association Bloodthirsty Britain survey on how to murder people

To mark the launch of National Crime Writing Week - which starts on 13 June - the Crime Writers' Association carried out a Bloodthirsty Britain survey which asked their members how they killed off their victims... in their novels, of course.

Amongst the most inventive methods of killing were:
• Taxidermied alive
• Sliced to death in an olive machine
• Poisoned with soluble aspirin and Ribena
• Rigged a euphonium to land on victim's head
• Super glue in mouth & nostrils to suffocate.
• Bees in a wicket-keeper's inner glove leading to anaphylactic shock
• Decapitation by glider cable
• Trapped inside Damien Hirst style art installation
• Dragged behind horse
• Tied up and drowned by rising tide
• Stabbed through the heart with a spangly stilleto
• Drinking blood
• Gored on the horns of a goat

We know what a creative lot our readers are. Can you think of anything to top (pun intended) these? If you can, there's a thread in Talkback called How To Murder People. Post your (fictional!) suggestions in there, and at the end of National Crime Writing Week, WM's editor will pick his favourite and send them a random offering as a prize. The winner will be offered the opportunity to write a story featuring the winning suggestion, which we will potentially post here.
Advertisements