Friday, September 10, 2010

Games people play: Name that obit!

Have you heard about the new obit-related contest called "Mystery Obit?"

Each weekday from Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, through Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, Todd Ritter, author of the soon-to-be-released mystery titled "Death Notice," will post a brief obituary of some unnamed famous person.

Game players will be asked to guess the identity of the person identified in the obit.

The way the contest description is worded, it's unclear to me whether all of the mystery obits are for historic figures or at least for the already dead.

Real prizes are involved in this contest: a basket of mystery books courtesy of St. Martin's Minotaur and an autographed copy of Todd Ritter's "Death Notice," which will be released Oct. 12, 2010. (Sorry. No cash.)

Visit Ritter's Mystery Obit Contest page for details.