The Mystery of the Mayor's Son by Kathryn Ramage


Summary: The third Frodo Investigates! mystery. Mayor Whitfoot asks Frodo to look into his son's peculiar night-time activities.
Rating: Teenage Audience [Reviews - 0]
Category: FPS, FPS > Frodo/Sam, FPS > Sam/Frodo
Characters: Frodo, Sam
Type: Mystery
Warning: None
Challenge: None
Series: Frodo Investigates!
Chapter: 8 | Completed: Yes | Words: 10231 | Read: 27970
Published: March 22, 2008 | Updated: March 22, 2008

Story notes: There is no murder in this mystery (only a glimpse at the seamier side of the Shire: pony racing! gambling! hobbit hussies!). After the last two stories, and with the upcoming "Too Many Tooks," I thought I'd killed enough hobbits for awhile and caused the crime rate in the Shire to skyrocket, especially among the better families. It was time for something lighter and less bloody.

Like my previous mysteries, this story uses elements from the book, but also uses two key points from the film version of LOTR: the Shire is untouched, and the four main hobbits are all around the same age.

This story takes place in the summer of 1420 (S.R.), a few weeks after the end of "Lotho Sackville-Baggins Is Missing."

Disclaimer: The characters and overall storyline are certainly not mine. They belong to J.R.R. Tolkien's estate, and I'm just playing with them to entertain myself and anyone else who likes this kind of thing. Some of the names used in this story are taken from the Baggins family tree in Appendix C, but the characterizations are mostly my own.

March 2005

The Frodo Investigates! series

1. Chapter 1 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (781 words)

2. Chapter 2 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (659 words)

3. Chapter 3 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (1751 words)

4. Chapter 4 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (2697 words)

5. Chapter 5 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (1220 words)

6. Chapter 6 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (868 words)

7. Chapter 7 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (802 words)

8. Chapter 8 by Kathryn Ramage [Reviews - 0] (1453 words)