image from the portland press herald. photo by Gordon Chibroski


Had thought The God’s Cycle was dead and, investigating the matter,… turns out a detective fiction might help with that inquiry. Naturally, this being the Town of Gott’im, it would not be hard-boiled, would not be noir, or PD James. Not even Sayers. It won’t be Chandler, of course, but I do rely on his method to get me through this crucial investigation. Meaning I, the author, don’t know whodunit. I will let the story itself teach me that. In fact, I don’t even know who it was done to yet.


The setup will be the regionally infamous Ice Storm of 1998, fifteen years after the original God’s House narrative setting; when most homes in central, mountain, and downeast Maine were without electric power, in some cases for as much as two weeks. Parts of Canada and of New England suffered as well. Who would have thought that such softly falling, delicately elegantly making artwork, could make such devastation? There was so much beauty as a result of the storm that people were almost glad they had to suffer it. In fact,  somewhat of a spirit of jubilation sufficed throughout the experience. Notice, with a qualifier almost.

Providing there’s interest in this, I would be glad to share the first chapter. (If I get it written. Must begin my investigations somewhere?) Or maybe I could post opening paragraphs? Think maybe the opening will be set in the library…. Not this library, but the village of Gott’im’s library. …Perhaps a body by the back door?

hard to tell. is he dead?



I’ve added the satire tag in case it turns out to be satire. At least the first chapter might be. Incidentally, our plan is for The Green and Blue House webpage to be shuttered sometime in May. Whodunit and why? Oh the mystery of it all!


Continue by clicking here to read investigative 2

we plan on closing  the green and blue house in may

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