As a crime writer, my imagination runs wild when I consider the means by which my fictional victims will face their demise. Perhaps it will be by starvation, hand-to hand combat or by lethal injection. Will it be a slow or a swift death? Suicide or murder?
In the first book of the Detective Jill Brennan series, ‘Secrets and Lies,’ the elderly Rose Phillips succumbs to a combination of prescribed drugs, (Sinequan and Noctamid) and Highland Park whiskey while her neighbours, Edi and Rhoda Blake fall pray to a faulty gas heater.