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No. 787: Murder Mystery

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Murder Mystery

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Strip by: Colin Foster

{Meridien, Delkin, Samantha, Holly and Ambrose face Oliver. Steve's legs lie to the right of Oliver}
Oliver: Steve's been murdered! Which can mean only one thing: A murder mystery!
{beat}
Oliver: This would be much more tense if we had more than five suspects...

The author writes:

1. I was at work, trying to think of a subject for a Lightning Made of Owls comic. By chance, I looked down into the bag I bring to work. Inside was a copy of an Agatha Christie novel I'd been reading. The rest followed quickly. Which just goes to show you that inspiration can come from anywhere, even a bag.

2. This is the first time I've used Steve in a comic, and naturally, he's dead before we even join the action. I suppose I could've killed off one of the main characters, but this seemed like a perfect time to use him.

3. I did wonder if five suspects wasn't big enough for a murder mystery. I tried Googling, but most of the results are for murder mystery party games, in which case it sounds like it would be too small a pool.