Octava Novela Negra

This story was written by Paula and Lucía

Chapter 1

Marina Dresden’s red skin showed through her nude makeup. She’d been crying since she found her mother dead that afternoon. Her blond hair was all knotty. She hadn’t gotten dressed.

Chapter 2

Two days earlier Marina had gone to university like a normal day. She got up at 6:00 a.m. She went to have breakfast. She ate eggs with bacon. She put on a dress, hose and heels. She was elegant and glamorous, like every day. She saw her roommate. Her roommate was asleep, or at least it looked that way. She waited for her roommate to get up. At 6:30 a.m. Rebecca John, Marina’s roommate, got up. She got dressed very fast and looked fantastic. They went together to their university and they talked about their families.

Rebecca started the conversation:

  • Do you have relatives?
  • Yes, why did you ask this question?
  • Just curious. I don’t have relatives near here.
  • Oh, I’m sorry, what happened to them?
  • I don’t want to tell you the story now, because it is very long and now we don’t have time.
  • OK, I have my sister here, my parents and a niece and a nephew.
  • Oh, you’re lucky.

Later, they spent some time in silence, and they arrived at university.

Chapter 3

At university Enrique, Marina’s secret love, wrote a letter to her. She was very nervous when she opened the letter. In the letter it said that he was falling in love with her. It said that he wanted to see her after class in the park. When the classes ended, Marina went to the park. She told Rebecca where she was going.

Chapter 4

When she went to the park she couldn’t find Enrique, she looked everywhere for him. After 3 hours she found a letter on a bench that said:

Dear Marina,

My true love, I am going to be late. I have personal problems and I can’t be here before 11 p.m. If I am not here at 23:30 p.m. you can go home. I love you.


Chapter 5

She waited for Enrique and he didn’t come so she went home. At her house she found her mother dead. As she was a detective she started to investigate the crime. She saw a broken mirror so she knew that in the crime there was a struggle. In the mirror she found a hair. She told the police to analyze the hair.

Chapter 6

The police discovered that the DNA of the hair belonged to Rebecca John, so the police arrested Rebecca. The loss of her mother was so painful that she would never get over it. Because she was so involved in her mother’s disappearance, she had completely forgotten about Enrique, her love. Enrique had given up on her and started to date her best friend. From that moment on, Marina stopped being friends with her. Rebecca had never been a friend. She was avenging the loss of her love, an ex-boyfriend Marina had stolen years ago.


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Séptima Novela Negra

This story was written by Sara and Alejandra.

Robert Dawson woke up with a headache. He hadn’t drunk much the night before. The night before he’d gone to a club with his friend, Ryan Atkins, to celebrate his friend’s new job working for a major bank. He last saw his friend on the dance floor talking to some blondes. He went home by himself but now he was worried. His friend usually called after a night out to go to breakfast but it was 1:00 p.m. and Ryan hadn’t sent him a message.

At 1:30 p.m. the phone rang. It was the police, his friend had died. Shocked, he dropped the phone. He couldn’t believe what he had heard. His friend, dead? He had just seen him less than 12 hours earlier. The police asked him to go to the police station. He went to the station to give a statement.

When he asked to talk to a policeman, a person talked to him to say that the police were waiting for him. He was very nervous.  The police told Ryan that they had an eye witness that had seen Ryan enter the bathroom of the club.

Ryan had been found in a bathroom stall with a plastic bag over his head. Robert had no alibi for that evening. He had gone home alone.

When he arrived at his house, he found his dead friend’s lover waiting for him. She asked what had happened but he couldn’t answer her because he didn’t remember anything.

One hour later two policeman called him and Rebecca, the lover. They went to the police station to give another statement. When they arrived at the police station they began to get nervous and then they separated them into two different rooms.

First the police talked with Rebecca. She didn’t answer any questions out of fear. But when the policemen asked Robert he told his version of the events. The police called an expert detective and when he arrived he found out who it was.

Rebecca drugged Robert and he killed Ryan because the drug manipulated his mind and he did whatever Rebecca told him to do. Rebecca didn’t love Ryan and loved Robert and needed to get out of the relationship.


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Winning Detective story written by ESO students – Ganador del concurso: Novela Negra


A detective story written by Silvia and Carmen

The first day of the second term of high school Pepita found her daughter’s body in one of the bathroom stalls. She started to cry and in that moment she saw a letter in the mouth of her dead daughter.

The note said: “If you don’t leave the city and give me all your money in three days, I will kill your other daughter.  Put the money in the music classroom”.

She looked everywhere but she couldn’t find anyone. Pepita went to talk with her husband, Topo.

He said, “Don’t worry we will find the guilty party”.

The next day Pepita thought about who the murderer could be and drew a table:

Suspects Motives
Eustaquia Because she wanted to have a relationship with her boyfriend, Topo.
Francis Because he was in the same class as her daughter and hated her
Carmen Gallego Because Pepita had more friends than Carmen
Paloma Because one day she fought with Pepita because Pepita had arrived late


Pepita decided to go Paloma’s office and she asked: “Where were you last Monday at 5 o’clock”?

“I was on a school field trip. Why?”

“Because I didn’t see you yesterday.”

“Okay, bye Pepita.”

“Bye,” said Pepita.

Pepita crossed Paloma off the list.

Suspects Motives
Eustaquia Because she wanted to have a relationship with her boyfriend, Topo.
Francis Because he was in the same class as her daughter and hated her
Carmen Gallego Because Pepita had more friends than Carmen
Paloma Because one day she fought with Pepita because Pepita had arrived late


That night Pepita found a very expensive ring in Topo’s jacket and the next week Pepita celebrated her 20-year anniversary with Topo. The next day Pepita went to talk with Francis on the playground. She asked: “Did you get along with my daughter?”

Francis: “Last week we buried the hatchet. I’m sorry for your loss.

Pepita: “Thanks, Francis.”

Pepita had few options left and she didn’t have a lot of time so she ran to Carmen’s class but when she was running she saw something that looked familiar when she saw Eustaquia…

In that moment Pepita crossed Carmen off her list and realized that the guilty party was Eustaquia.

How did Pepita know that?

Pepita saw the ring from Topo’s jacket on Eustaquia’s finger. Pepita locked Eustaquia up in the music classroom and called her daughter and told her to come to the high school in 10 minutes. Then Topo arrived and went to see if Pepita had put the money in the classroom but when he entered the classroom, Pepita closed the door and finally Pepita discovered that Topo and Eustaquia were a couple and that Topo was trying to take advantage of Pepita to get money from her. She called the police and Topo is still in prison.

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