I like this:
People In Medieval Art Who’re Getting Murdered But Just Don’t Give a Damn
Do you sometimes feel this is how a victim has portrayed?
Sometimes it feels as if the victim has been inserted into a mystery as a prop, to make the story happen for other people. Especially in the Golden Age detective fiction.
Possibly in today’s cosies?
I think it’s important to see a murder victim as fully rounded humans who were once alive.
“Murder is an act of infinite cruelty.” Raymond Chandler
For that reason I try to allow my readers to meet the victim at least once before they are found dead.
Images found on: https://www.sadanduseless.com/happy-killing/