Sunday, March 17, 2013
Are We All Murderers?
When Kim Smith, our infamous Murderby4 cozy mystery author calls the followers of this blog "my fellow murderers," I often smile. Today I thought about the subject a bit more, and I'd like to discuss it with you.
Okay. So we write murder mysteries. Lots of folks do.
Does that make us all murderers? Or potential murderers? Maybe it does. We do concoct some really elaborate plans to kill people. Sometimes they are brilliant, right? And we're very proud of those twisted, diabolical plots, aren't we?
Think about it. We murder our characters. We enable such foul deeds that in real life it would make you shudder.
Sometimes we invade the minds of our killers and it gets really creepy in there, doesn't it? We let them think nasty, horrible thoughts. We allow the villains to dream about killing the person they're obsessed with... and I hate to admit it, but it can be really fun in a sick sort of way.
If you knew me in real life, you'd probably say I was a gentle sort of nice guy. A true family man who loves his wife, kids, grandkids, animals, and gardens with passion.
But what about that killer who lurks inside?
Man, it's a little scary. Heck, I scare myself.
I still can't believe I got inside the head of a serial killer in HEALEY'S CAVE, and had fun doing it...
Okay, so how do you feel when you write about murder? How do you feel when you're inside your killer's head? Let us know below. We'd love to hear from you!
By the way, Happy St. Patty's Day! Hmmm, maybe we should have a murder in green today. Has anyone written a book yet called The St. Patrick's Day Murders? Sounds good to me!
Have fun and remember to write like the wind!
Aaron Paul Lazar