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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 7

The apartment building looked like it was supposed to have two members of law enforcement climbing its front stairs. Bruno tried the front door, and to his surprise, it opened.  The same held true of the door in the lobby. … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 6

Maggie McGee’s was a dark, quiet bar just far enough from the station house to not be a cop bar, and close enough to Bruno’s house that he could walk home should he ever enjoy one too many after a … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 5

“I knew it!” Wally exclaimed as he sprang out of his seat.  “The Nun did it!” Bruno calmly turned to the rookie.  “Shut the hell up and sit down, kid.  The adults are having a conversation.” The look on Bruno’s … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 4

The Convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was a tiny building wedged between the imposing structure that was St Sebastian’s Church, and a much larger brick edifice that served as the Rectory. Bruno couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 3

The crime scene looked more like a parking lot during the day, but Bruno was still unsure how it was part of the grammar school, which was a block away.  He’d have to look into that when he had some … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 2

Detective Bruno had barely enough time to get comfortable at his desk, and think bad thoughts about the piles of paperwork that littered it like annoying house guests that couldn’t take the hint it was time to leave, when he … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 1

“What do ya mean there ain’t no body?” Detective Arturo “Chip” Bruno asked impatiently of the rookie patrolman who looked like he was about to cry. “I don’t know, sir,” the rookie blurted.  “I checked for a pulse, and there … Continue reading

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The Dame With The Stems That Went On For Days

She could tell a lie way better than I could ever spit out the truth. That’s why I always wanted her near me. They tell ya to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer, but when I was just … Continue reading

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