I needed some inspiration to prime the well, so I asked my daughter, Meghan, what should happen next in my story. "Have you killed anybody?" she asked. "Yes," I told her. "Then they should come back to life." she said.
Hmm. This is a straightforward mystery, and the guy is definitely dead. Solving his murder is the point of the story. And no, he's not a zombie. And this isn't "Weekend with Bernie" either.
I guess I'll just have to kill someone else. Sigh. A writer's work is never done.