I've been reading mystery books since I was a little girl and could only check out as many books as I could carry home from the library; today, I order my books on Amazon and have them delivered in one, two or three days. I'm also a member of a psychological thriller group on Facebook, where I've discovered many intriguing authors, many of whom are recently published.
And that's where I started seeing the word CLOCK used frequently.
No, not as the old mysterious clock hanging on the wall with a secret message inside, but as a verb that means many different things. I asked William about what he thought the word clock could mean, and we discussed it during our recent winery trip. For example:
- He clocked the bejeweled bracelet on her wrist. As in, it grabbed his attention, he looked at it.
- She clocked the man in the black jacket coming around the corner. As in, she tracked his movement.
- He clocked the bad guy in the face. As in, he punched him.
- Her race was clocked at 12 minutes and 3 seconds. As in, a measure of time.
Side note: William and I are talking about writing a mystery novel, so we've actually started compiling our own Book of Mystery Patterns, which is a notebook where we list the mystery, the motivation and the suspects in the movies we're watching this summer.