#WWReadathon Challenge #6

Kriss @ Cabin Goddess Reviews is hosting a Beach Soiree

(Welcome to my Mary Sue. )


  • Your perfect beach (from a book, or a place or a cover)
  • Your perfect date (provide a link to cover or book)
  • in your preferred swimwear (description, or link to image or cover)
  • With your first choice of books to read (title with link to book or to cover)

What do I think of when I think of Beach Soirees? I think of…murder.

I grew up in Nebraska and had never seen a beach until my 30s, but I had dreamt of Silver Strand.

Welcome to Silver Strand Beach, San Diego, CA. Close to Coronado, but lacking the glitz. The sea-weedy berms that line the beach give the area a feeling of secrecy and privacy. Who knows what’s happening just out of view on the other side?

The others in attendance at the soiree are shocked when the body washes ashore, but not him. Nothing shocks him.

This was the best I could do without going all Cumberbatch.

Regrettably, Watson did not make the trip. The beach is no place for a deer stalker and a great coat. Holmes and I are pretty much a pale, pasty pair. Neither of us are in the mood for a swim when the game is afoot!

He opts for a button up shirt and shorts and I accompany him to the morgue in an activeware dress a sensible shoes.

I actually own this book. It is seriously cool.

When Holmes points out, within minutes of seeing the body, that the cause of death was obviously a gunshot wound and not a shark attack, I realize I’m going to need some reading material to help me catch up.

While Holmes is generally brilliant, he doesn’t spend nearly enough time mindlessly surfing the internet. If I hadn’t been procrastinating and watched the skateboarding championships one afternoon (the only thing left on ESPN3 that wasn’t baseball), I would have never suggested that the substance on the man’s pants was curb wax and not candle wax.  That of course was the key to solving the Case of the Sunken Skater Boy.

Back at the soiree, Holmes handed me frothy pint of Guinness (fetched of course by the ubiquidous cabana boys). “Good show, Nabity,” he said to me. “Good show.”


6 thoughts on “#WWReadathon Challenge #6

    1. Kriss @ Cabin Goddess

      OMG ROFLMAO GENIUS! I love doing these types, making it FUN! Which is why I did it story like but this is by far the best story for this soirre ever! I may have to give you a special prize, I am reblogging this to my other blog though, BRILLIANT! GLAD you participated!

  1. AKMamma

    Reblogged this on Alaskan Dreams and commented:
    One of the entries to my Soiree contest over at cabingoddess, it merited to be reblogged.. THIS is called creativity. All she had to do was post picture links and a book link. WHAT fun! We had a murder at the beach! Poor caban boys are going to have a mess to clean up after the crime tape comes down!

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