Monday, 16 September 2013

Blogger Murder Mystery

In celebration of the Agatha Christie Festival this week, Waterstones is holding the first ever Blogger Murder Mystery event. I am one of the suspects! 

Waterstones needs your help, dear reader. There's been a crime most horrid committed against fellow blogger Matthew Pike at We need your help to find the culprit and be in with a chance of receiving a £100 reward of Waterstones vouchers. Detective Michael Scott is on the case, so be sure to follow him on twitter @DCIMikeScott where he will be revealing clues throughout the week until Friday 20th September. You can question any of the bloggers using their twitter handle and the hashtag #BloggerMystery to find holes in their alibis. 
The list of suspects are:

Naomi @Bewitchery_      
Jane @ITYDarling        
Lucinda @ljbarton       
Katrina @carouseldiary  
Sophie @sophiepatricia6 
Kel @kellovesclothes    
Eleanor @ebsnare        

Once you think you know who the culprit is send a tweet to the detective giving the name of the killer, the motive and the method by Friday 20th September at Midnight. The winner will be selected on Monday 23rd September. 
Good luck, sleuths. 
Note: this competition is only open to UK residents

From DCI Michael Scott 
"Waterstones invited six prestigious fashion and beauty bloggers - Elly, Kel, Sophie, Naomi, Katrina Louise and Mat - to its very first Fabulous Fashionista of the Year Award, held amid a lavish cupcake dinner at Cryptic Hall. However, events have taken a dark turn and Mat, the winner of the award, has been found dead in the bathroom. Foul play is most certainly suspected. 

Details of the night are still sketchy, but we know all six fashionistas were known to each other at the time of the killing and enjoyed a friendly rivalry in the world of fashion blogging. Also in Cryptic Hall at the time were Jan, the owner of the manor, and a chef, Lucinda, who was hired to put on a delicious spread of cupcakes for the guests. 

According to my interviews, the guests arrived at Cryptic Hall at around 6pm or just before. They sat down to enjoy Lucinda's cupcakes and discuss their blogging with one another. There was a short break for coffee at around 6.40pm, during which time many of the guests seem to have left the table for various reasons. At 6.55 or thereabouts, we received a phone call from the suspect who found the body, claiming there had been a murder at Cryptic Hall. 

Unfortunately, many of the suspects seem unwilling to cooperate, for reasons that are still being established. If you think you can tease more information out of them, ask them about their activities on that night via Twitter - and when you think you ascertained the culprit, the motive and the method, please relay your suspicions to me, DCI Michael Scott. Together, we can get to the root of this tale of intrigue, jealousy, high fashion and sweet, sweet cupcakes."

I'm a nominee for the Fabulous Fashionista Award and was slightly apprehensive about attending as I knew that Mat's ex-wife and girlfriend don't get along which might have made things uncomfortable but I decided to go along anyway. I was outside  getting my camera from the car when Mat was killed. Kelly and El were outside as well and Katrina Louise also came out at one point so I don't see why I'm being interrogated. I've got nothing to hide! 

I gave the following statement to Detective Michael Scott:
"As I told you, I was outside fetching my camera from my car when it happened. I went past Elly and Kel, who were having some sort of argument. Shouting and so on, but I don't know what about. And yes, I was the one who found the body, as if that makes me a suspect."


  1. Hey there, loved your blog, just followed you on GFC, (462) would you mind to follow back?

    Come visit me <3

  2. This event sounds amazing! What a great idea!

    I love watching Agatha Christie dramatisations on tv!


  3. Oh wow this is such a fun idea, and the prize isn't too bad either ;) haha!

  4. sounds so awesome!!
    would you like to follow each other?

  5. This event sounds fun! I'm happy you were invited to attend! Good Luck!
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  7. Great post, such a good idea :)
    Meg xx (new follower)