Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Do You Wanna Cross Over?

With news that singer Britney Spears is writing a mystery novel, has the trend of celebrities trying to capitalize on crime fiction’s fame finally gone too far? From Marie Clare magazine:
The star announced her new project on Instagram, though she’s only at writing stage at the moment, and didn’t mention whether she intended on publishing the book or not. Not to be dramatic, but if she doesn’t publish it, I will kick and scream—the plot sounds that good.

Speaking of the plot, here’s what Spears revealed: “I’m writing a book about a girl⁣ who was murdered … yet her ghost gets stuck in limbo because of trauma and pain and she doesn’t know how to cross over to the world she use to know !!!!” she wrote. “After being stuck in limbo for three years, she is a ghost who thrives off of her reflection in her mirror for existence!!!! She has no one she can trust but something happens and she figures out how to cross over to the world where her family is !!!! Coming out of the limbo she has a decision to make … greet the same people who murdered her or create a whole new life !!!! She no longer needs her mirror … she found a portal by citing certain prayers constantly that give her the insight and gift to not be scared anymore and come out of limbo … but what I will leave to the IMAGINATION is what she does when she crosses over …… besides learning to write her name again !!!!”
Her fan-girl gushing aside, it’s hard not to agree with Marie Clare writer Iris Goldsztajn that there are reflections in this plot synopsis of Spears’ controversial 13-year probate conservatorship and mental health facility confinements.

(Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)


Mike Doran said...


Who's writing this with Britney?

And everyone who reads this site knows that there has to be a somebody who's "behind the curtain", so to speak.

And further, that that 'somebody' has a name that we here would likely recognize.

All this week, Louise Penny and Hilary Clinton have been making the TV talk rounds, in support of their thriller - as did Hilary's hubby and Mr. Patterson just before that; nothing new here - it's all just the fun of the fair.

Question Number Two:

Will the Co-author take on-camera bows (as have Penny and Patterson on their collaborations), or is there "confidentiality"?

There is nothing new under the sun.
(And we here wouldn't have it any other way!)

HonoluLou said...

"Sometimes I run, sometimes I hide..." Well, that song "Sometimes" on her first studio LP was a hit, so who knows. If I can caveat off of what Mike D said, if you want to read a single author book right now, try "Behind That Curtain" (1928) by Earl Derr Biggers. (smile)