Me… On Ice.
by Clare O'Donohue
This my first Criminal Minds question, and it’s a toughie. I'm so excited to be a part of this great group and I want to contribute something to the conversation. So I gave this a lot of thought and struggled with who to pick. Obviously, every fictional detective would solve the case, since that’s what fictional detectives do. Columbo knocked holes in even the tightest alibis. Miss Marple found the answer to countless crimes without once spilling her tea. And Sherlock Holmes could see a spec of dirt and tell you not only who the killer was, but when he last got a haircut.
So if I’m dead (and this is no small issue to me despite my treating it lightly), I’m assuming that even a rookie fictional detective or amateur sleuth would track down my killer in no time. I’m not worried.
So really, who would I have the most fun ghost-watching as they followed the clues? I'd want more than a keen eye, I'd want charm, humor, and maybe even a little romance. After all, it's my last detective story.
I’ve got to go with Nick and Nora Charles on this. Though The Thin Man was their only actual outing in literature, it was a lot of fun. They dressed beautifully, went out to all the best parties, had money to burn, and solved the entire case half in the bag. There's nothing quite like the site of a man in a tuxedo mixing a martini, while being shot at. It's so elegant. Especially when he's solving a murder.
And not just any murder. My murder. Thinking about that makes me want a cocktail. Which, luckily, Nick and Nora can provide.