Murder Most Foul

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Story Summary

Faced with a restrained plea from a woman of Anórien to send someone to investigate the trial that has left her son condemned to hang and two other youths to spend the remainder of their lives in hard labor, the new King of Gondor sends a deputation to investigate the murders of three small boys to find out just how many lives were destroyed two days before Midsummer the preceding year.  Written for the Big Bang Challenge.

 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Prelude: Evil at Day's End 5,519 1 04 Aug 11
2 A Letter to the King's Majesty 2,926 0 04 Aug 11
3 A Deputation Formed 2,923 1 07 Aug 11
4 Legal Scribe, Healer, and Surgeon 3,263 1 07 Aug 11
5 Deputation Mounted 8,345 2 08 Aug 11
6 Lord Benargil's House 8,609 0 08 Aug 11
7 Revelations of the North 5,658 0 09 Aug 11
8 The Investigation Begins 5,421 0 11 Aug 11
9 The Reading Continues 7,799 0 13 Aug 11
10 And What Is Truth? 6,316 0 15 Aug 11
11 Another Journey Made 7,053 0 18 Aug 11
12 An Evening's Discussions 4,878 1 20 Aug 11
13 A Visit to Medril's Farm 9,833 0 22 Aug 11
14 "Do Not Seek to Embroider upon the Truth..." 9,184 1 24 Aug 11
15 To Know the Accused 8,763 0 27 Aug 11
16 What "Everyone" Knows 7,235 1 27 Aug 11
17 And Whom Might We Suspect? 5,622 1 28 Aug 11
18 When Those Sworn to Justice Fail their Purpose 18,441 0 29 Aug 11
19 On Evil Averted--or Not 12,939 0 30 Aug 11
20 Revelations in Hevensgil 7,388 0 31 Aug 11
21 To Meet Those Accused 19,418 0 07 Sep 11
22 The Lords Examine 22,156 0 07 Sep 11
23 Journey Toward Judgment 8,387 1 07 Sep 11
24 On the Way to Judgment 12,335 1 08 Sep 11
25 The Final Trials Begin 5,439 0 09 Sep 11
26 Final Judgments 22,577 1 11 Sep 11
27 Epilogue--A Package from the Shire 3,330 0 16 Sep 11
28 Author's Notes 9,150 1 16 Sep 11
29 Postscript 1,820 0 16 Sep 11
Appx. Word Count 252,727 13  
 

 

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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 09/16/11

Original Post: 08/04/11

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