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The Vanishing Santa, Part 2

Captain Marc Hamel was a notorious workaholic.  He rarely left his office, but he knew about everything going on with everyone under his command. He also had a well-known superpower.  He had the uncanny ability to sense Detective Bruno’s presence … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 8

Becky motioned for John to enter the house, and then closed the door behind him.  She had no idea that she was grinning from ear to ear, but she did have a sense that she might be blushing. “What are … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 1

Detective Arturo “Chip” Bruno chose the day after Thanksgiving to do something that was extremely out of the ordinary for him. He smiled in public. It surely had something to do with his current company.  Bruno walked hand in hand … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 6

There wasn’t much crime in Lightning Bug Junction, which is one of the reasons why Jake’s misdeeds had sparked so much interest among the locals. The low crime rate also meant that Sheriff Travis Nadeau was almost always available when … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 5

Paige Bentley’s laugh was as infectious as it was unique.  It was loud, sounded something like an animal that was either in grave danger or extreme ecstasy, and could probably be admitted in a court of law as a foolproof … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 1

“I’m not crazy about the idea of your allowing a complete stranger to stay in your spare bedroom,” Paige admitted as she placed her wine glass on the coaster and waved a piece of paper at her host. Becky smiled … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 21

“How did you track down this guy anyway?” Wally asked Bruno as they walked along the river path on their way to the chess boards. “Good old fashioned detective work.  You should try it,” Bruno quipped. “Not so easy to … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 20

Detective Bruno smiled as he started down the path to the river walk.  Perhaps he smiled because it was such a beautiful day.  Maybe he smiled because being there reminded him of his rookie year on the force, and the … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 16

Detective Bruno knew his way around the station house so well, that he could walk with his head down, and his mind on a million other things, and still find his way to his desk without incident. Anyone stupid enough … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 14

Big Tony’s Garage was “down by the river” in so much as you could catch a glimpse of the water if you were tall and really craned your neck. The place was dead when Bruno and Wally entered.  Two guys … Continue reading

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