Title: A Body to Die For
Author: Candy Apple
Fandom: Donald Strachey Mysteries
Pairing(s): Donald Strachey/Timothy Callahan
Warnings: Stalking, Kidnapping, Violence, Attempted Sexual Assault
Genres: Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, Suspense
Word Count: ~64,200
Summary: While Donald investigates a baffling missing persons case, Timothy does a little amateur modeling that attracts an obsessed fan.
Why You Should Read This: First, if you are new or aren’t in the Donald Strachey Mysteries fandom but want to be, you can find some “starter” information here on a previous post about the fandom. This fic is specifically in regards to the Donald Strachey movies, so as long as you’ve watched at least one of the movies, you know enough to get into the universe.
Second, the wonderful thing about the Donald Strachey Mysteries is that they lend themselves so well to wonderfully detailed casefics, where you get so caught up in the fic that you don’t realize whodunnit or the fact that you just read straight through your bedtime and to your morning alarm. Candy Apple is one of the greatest authors in the Donald Strachey Mysteries fandom, and this is one of her absolute best works.
While the true guts of the story is about what’s going on with Donald as and Kenny, along with Detective Bub Bailey investigate a missing persons case, Timothy gets into a bit of a scrape on his own. Always the impeccably dressed one, Timothy lands an amateur modeling job, and somewhere along the way attracts a stalker.
I love fics that keep you guessing, and keep you glued to the page, and this is definitely one of them.