Death by Banana, by Rachel Green

On any other day, Detective-inspector White would have left a case of ‘death by bees’ to the coroner’s court but today his casework was slow, the office,stuffy and he fancied a drive out to the country.

“It’s the farm over there.” The deceased’s husband dried his hands with a tea towel. “Their bees killed my wife.”

White examined the woman, made unrecognisable by hundreds of stings. “What does he smell of, sergeant?”

Peters took a cautious sniff. “Bananas?”

“Exactly. Arrest the husband for murder. Bees are antagonised by bananas and calmed by the almond oil he had on his hands.”


Rachel Green is a forty-something writer from Derbyshire, England who lives with her two partners and three dogs. When not writing, Rachel walks her three dogs, potters in the garden and drinks copious amounts of tea. She has several novels available at booksellers. ‘An Ungodly Child’ is still her favourite. Follow her on Facebook (leatherdykeuk) and Twitter (@leatherdykeuk) 

Posted on April 13, 2013, in Issue 8: Tiny Tall Tales Drabble Issue #2 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Fantastic! You fit an entire mystery into 100 words. I’m impressed!

  2. Now I’ll have to be careful where I eat my bananas… Nice story!

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