A for Archibald-#atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 1.

[Blurb & other Episodes]

Archibald Brewster conjectures death eventually faces grooms.

Hospital intern Jamila Knox laments. “Murder nevertheless. Obviously poison.”

Questions raised steer two unique venerers whithersoever. X-rays yield zilch.


Intern                          a student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

Venerer                       gamekeeper; hunter

Whithersoever             to any place whatsoever


Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Arkle has to be first on the list, and would always be my choice on an Accumulator


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Aconite, or monkshood (Aconitum napellus); an extremely poisonous plant.

Distribution: North America, Europe;

Toxic principle: aconite and a complex of other alkaloids;

Symptoms: tingling, burning sensation in tongue, throat, skin; restlessness, respiratory distress, muscular uncoordination, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, possible death.


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The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.



12 thoughts on “A for Archibald-#atozchallenge

    • Thanks Susan. I’m following a few A to Z writers from previous years and anyone that drops by… then drop in at random. Might have to re-think the colour scheme…or at least the links colour. Used red once but others had problems with than. White background doesn’t work with the Sunspot theme. [Not until May though).

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    • Thanks for the Lite-ning visit, Alex. Very much appreciated. I’ve taken Aconite as a homeopathic remedy, but not the neat monkshood. As a mystery/thriller writer I acquired “deadly Doses: a writer’s guide to poisons.” toxicity is 6 so only a minuscule amount will kill a healthy adult. Death occurs in ten minutes to a few hours.


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