A stroke of death fanfiction


No other mystery novel has stirred my soul and captured my imagination quite like "A Stroke of Death." It has a confluence of the elements that make a suspenseful narrative - intricate plotlines, well-rounded characters, unexpected twists and turns, and a lot of dead bodies! Allow me to take you on a deep dive into my version of this thrilling narrative with my fanfiction work.


In my take on the story, I have chosen to stick to the gloomy cityscape that is the original backdrop of ‘A Stroke of Death.�The creepy old buildings, dimly lit streets and mysterious alleys are perfect to heighten the dramatic suspense that is a quintessential part of the book. However, to add my unique twist, I’ve incorporated the dark and foreboding aura of a forest onto the outskirts of the city, a location that often proves to be crucial to the narrative.

A stroke of death fanfiction

Character Development

A fanfic is the perfect place to explore the depths of the characters, their motivations, and their histories which the original work couldn't delve into. In my rendition, I unfold layers to their personalities and drive their personal growth along with the progression of the plot. By developing detailed backstories for each character, I breathed life and added dimensions to their personas.

Plot Twists

I have stayed true to the original spirit of the narrative by incorporating numerous plot twists. Just when you think you've solved the mystery, a new clue or incident will pull the rug right under your feet. Adding my own creative slant to it, these plot twists not only contribute to the story's suspense but provide depth to the characters and intricacy to their interpersonal relationships.

The Murder Mystery

In this fanfiction piece, the murder mystery revolves around the enigmatic death of a well-known millionaire in the city. While the police declare the incident as a heart attack, a signed suicide note is discovered a few days later, escalating the intrigue. My hero 'Detective Decker' is approached to unravel this mystery which eventually leads him to a mesh of conspiracies, betrayal and political intrigue.


I've stayed true to the original tone of the book with the dialogue. Sharp exchanges, witty comebacks, and texting threads maintain the essence of the original while adding layers to character development. Snappy one-liners are placed within verbal exchanges to maintain comedic relief within the high-stakes plot.

Interactions and Relationships

I have tried to enrich the narrative by exploring interpersonal relationships between the characters. These relationships evolve, culminating in pivotal moments when bonds are formed, loyalties are questioned and betrayals are uncovered. It's a web of complex relationships that are as much a part of the mystery as the murder itself.

Romantic Subplot

To add an element of romance, I've introduced a love interest for our hero. This romantic subplot serves not only as a breather from the dense mystery but also plays a significant role in Decker’s personal growth and motivation to solve the case.


Finally, a murder mystery is only as good as its resolution. Keeping the readers on the edge of their seats, I’ve crafted an intense climax that ties up all loose ends. Without giving away too much, let's just say it would be something you'd not see coming!


Q1: How does this fanfiction maintain the essence of the original?
A: The fanfiction maintains the same setting, tone, and quality of suspense as the original. While there are additional and deeper explorations of character relationships and motivations, these elements serve to engross the reader more deeply into the narrative.
Q2: What is unique about this fanfiction?
A: The addition of a romantic subplot, a new location - the forest, and reinvented backstories are unique to this version of "A Stroke of Death." Also, the nuanced exploration of character relationships adds depth.
Q3: How is the murder mystery unveiled?
A: Detective Decker slowly unravels the mystery, one clue at a time. Each revealed secret pushes the plot further, creating an enthralling narrative.


1. "A Stroke of Death" by Robert E. Swanson 2. "Writing and Selling Crime Film Screenplays" by Karen Lee Street

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