The Death of the Author (in Triplicate), Marc Nash
A trine cycle produced by three authors. A senior investigating officer is on his way to a fresh murder. In his crisis of faith, he questions the material nature of evidence and the abstract judicial system. The dead body signposts a crime scene staged with symbols of the divine interred in one of the four elements constituting the material universe. In part 2, a widow and a literary agent are having a heated phone exchange about the fate of her late husband's manuscript. In 3, an author is talking down all his sticky notes, twine and graph paper for the book he has just completed, pondering his next steps, anticipating questions such as where he gets his ideas from, a paradox set against the mundane act of sitting at his desk...readers must trace the leap into a work of imagination.