Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Seasonal Surprise

Note: Jade del Cameron's third adventure, THE SERPENT'S DAUGHTER, is available in paperback. The fourth adventure, THE LEOPARD'S PREY, will be out in hardcover on January 6. Go to www.suzannearruda.com for more information.

Instead of taking you back to 1919-1920 Nairobi today, I'm offering you two mystery carols, penned by myself (Suzanne Arruda) for our Border Crimes chapter of Sisters In Crime (SInC), a mystery writer and reader organization. We had a Christmas party for our December meeting and participants were challenged to write a mystery-related song to the tune of any Christmas carol of their choice. Below are my two offerings. Readers are welcome to sing them at their own parties, but please do give authorship credit if you print them out.

FORENSICS WONDERLAND
By Suzanne Arruda

Slay bells ring
A body’s listing
On the snow
Blood is glist-ning
A macabre sight
We’re detecting tonight
Off in a forensics wonderland

Gone away, is the villain
And the corpse is a chillin
We’ll check DNA
The professional way
Off in a forensics wonderland.

Even though the cops are getting tired
And the suspect ain’t a comin clean
We’ve got a body that’s expired
So we dust for prints at the crime scene

At the trial, our testimony
Makes his a---libi look phony
We hope the DA
Will put him away
Because of our forensics wonderland.


UP ON THE HOUSETOP
By Suzanne Arruda

Up on the housetop, burglars crawl
Hoping to make a great big haul
Down through the chimney, lickety split
One is too plump and he’s gonna stick.

Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know
Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know-oh
Hoping to make a haul today
One of them will not get away.

First they were going to raid the rings
Then try for TVs and other things
Now they have got a partner stuck
Here come the cops, they’re out of luck

Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know
Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know-oh
Hoping to make a haul today
One of them will not get away.

Pull out the stuck one, haul him away
Gets a visit from the A – D – A
Offers him time off in a deal
If on his partners he will squeal

Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know
Uh uh OH! Wouldn’t you know-oh
Hoping to make a haul today
None of them going to get away.

Next week: Back to Nairobi for New Years

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1 Comments:

Blogger Faith said...

lovely! looking forward to the next book. Happy Holidays!

Mon Dec 22, 04:28:00 PM CST  

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