Thursday, November 11, 2004

Email Mystery: The Daughters of Freya

The writing team of Michael Betcherman and David Diamond have come up with an interesting new concept: a mystery story told exclusively through a series of email messages.

The Daughters of Freya is about a journalist who receives an email one day from a desperate old friend whose daughter has joined a cult. Thinking there might be a good story in it, the writer begins to investigate and soon finds herself in over her head.

The story unfolds in real-time over the course of 3 weeks as the reader receives the email exchanges between the parties involved. The emails come at various times, usually 5 or 6 a day.

(Interested readers can get a preview, containing the first 3 emails, for free.)

Some might find the volume of email a bit overwhelming, but it's nice to see someone using the internet to tell stories in a new way.