Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bone on the Beach

Not the actual bone we found
"It looked like a femur."

Donna-Lane would be more likely to know than I would. After all, she's the one who writes murder mysteries.

We were walking along the beach when D-L picked up what she thought was a stick - intending to throw it for Rooby to fetch. It was about 2 feet long and definitely bony material rather than pulpy wood.

Was it animal? Or maybe human?

From where might it have washed up on the shore? Somewhere else in Ireland? Iceland, Canada, the United States? Or had it been buried on the beach and the tide had uncovered it? Maybe we should check the local missing persons report.

I thought it ironic that she should make such a discovery since her lead character and somewhat alter-ego, Annie, is the one who always stumbles across bodies in D-L's novels: Murder on Insel Poel, Murder in Caleb's Landing, Murder in Paris, etc.

Rooby chewed on the bone a bit, but as she does with sticks as well she soon grew tired of it and loped down the beach to climb on rocks and chase a bird.

More beach adventures in D-L's blog: http://theexpatwriter.blogspot.ch/2014/12/rick-and-rooby-ruby-at-beach.html.

Info about D-L's murder mysteries at:  http://donnalanenelson.com/.

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