Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Did your ancestor commit murder? Tell him about it!

Dan Waddell sent an email to the BlackSheep mailing list owner and he put the email on the list here. Dan's email said:

"Hi, Let me introduce myself. I'm a crime writer and my debut novel THE BLOOD DETECTIVE has just been released in the US. It will be released in the UK in August. The book's main character is a genealogist who helps the London police solve a series of gruesome murders which mirror a killing spree more than 125 years before. It's doing well and getting some good reviews.

"I'm really interested in writing a piece about people who discovered they have ancestors who committed murder - how they found out, the details, how they felt etc - and are willing to talk about it publicly. Your list seems a good place to find people who might want to talk to me. Ideally they will be in the UK. I was wondering if you could help me out? Perhaps I could post a message on your list? Unfortunately, and to my disappointment, everyone in my family history seems to be a goody two shoes so I don't qualify for membership.

"I still hope you can help. I can offer a mention of the IBSSG but > little else in return.>> Look forward to hearing from you.

"best wishes, Dan Waddell"

Do you have a murderer in your ancestry? Do you want to talk about it? If so, I think you can email the list owner, Jeff (email address is in the list post) and get in touch with Dan Waddell.

Frankly, Dan should contact Leland Meitzler, Dick Eastman, Juliana Smith, Kimberly Powell, Diane Haddad and other genea-bloggers to broaden the appeal for help.

The most interesting thing in this email is the notice about a genealogy-oriented novel - The Blood Detective. I have put it on my novel list to be found and read.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Randy, thanks for the heads up. I'll contact Dan and tell him about ol' Uzza Robbins.