Tag Archives: Detective Bruno

The Vanishing Santa, Part 12

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving was also the day before Frankie Napkins’ birthday. It also became something else thanks to some creative thinking by Detective Bruno, who was truly torn about his decision and what might happen as a result. “So … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 11

Wally wasn’t sure how they ended up at the chessboards down along the river walk.  Bruno had a tendency to just drive when he was deep in thought, and the path was somewhere between The Scorpion Pit and he police … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 10

They drove in silence, which would normally have been perfectly fine with Bruno, but not today. “Out with it, Kid,” he demanded as his eyes remained focused on the road. Wally stared dreamily out the window like he was suddenly … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 9

“I don’t care or nothing, but it really seems like you and ADA Ambrose are doing well,” Bruno stunned Wally by starting the conversation once they were back in the car. Wally glanced over at him from the passenger seat … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 8

Monday brought a much welcomed return to normalcy.  Bruno preferred to work when the station house was packed with people and humming with life.  It just seemed like the natural orders of things, and it was too busy and hectic … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 7

Bruno felt a little stupid as he stood on the porch and knocked on the door, but a little stupid was an emotion that he could handle. Plus, what he was about to do was going to make everything much … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 6

“You mind if I put on some Christmas music?” Wally finally asked. The silence was killing him, but he was afraid to ask Bruno about what revelation he’d had from Viv’s stories.  So he figured music was better than nothing. … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 5

Bruno drove and Wally sat silently in the passenger seat.  The young officer understood that his mentor preferred quiet when he was in a bad mood, but then again, if everyone complied with that request, Bruno would be forever surrounded … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 4

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Ambrose was extremely ambitious when it came to her career.  No one knew it yet, but she planned to run against her boss in the next election. Once elected District Attorney, she intended to hold the … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 3

Bruno hated wasting another day of his long holiday weekend chasing down his neighbor’s missing Christmas ornament, but he really had no other choice. He had hoped that when he tracked down the skateboard punk in question, that would be … Continue reading

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