22 November 2018

The Macbeth Murder Mystery

UPDATE:  It has been borne in upon me that my copying of The Macbeth Murder Mystery from another site may infringe upon copyright. I have deleted it, but here is the original New  Yorker link:  New Yorker, and New Yorker Folio.

It can also be read in its entirety here.

I have had a cold I can't shake and spent the weekend at the pen, so, for your Thanksgiving entertainment, enjoy a trip down memory lane - and murder - with James Thurber!
Thurber First Wife

Thurber Big Animal

Thurber, James 1943 The Thurber Carnival Harper and Brothers, NY pp. 60-63
Submitted by Caryl for our enjoyment!!!!
Image result for JAmes Thurber cartoons


  1. Thanks for that story, Eve. And hope you get over your cold soon. And, of course, Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. For some reason I was thinking about Thurber the other night- I remember his New Yorker cartoons so clearly and I was trying to remember if seals featured prominently. Your blog answers that question. A real Thanksgiving treat!

  3. Coincidentally, I was just talking about this story on Monday! Thanks for posting. And happy Thankgiving!

  4. I needed this, this morning. Great post, Eve!!

  5. Thank you all! I'm doing much better.
    The Macbeth Murder Mystery really opened my 12 year old eyes as to what a fun time you could have with literature. Perhaps it's the original fan fiction? No, that would be Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews...
    Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. A good laugh to start the morning. Conspiracies abound everywhere.

  7. Love them! Looking up Macbeth Murder Mystery now...you never lead me astray, Eve. Or maybe I should reverse that...you always lead me delightfully astray.

  8. Thanks, Melodie! Always glad to be of service!


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