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 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 , 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 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."