Thursday, May 28, 2009

Go Detective Go

Today's Link
Kavi's Musings

Today's Saying
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. ~Jules Renard

Today's Picture
A Visitor on our back porch

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story. The words are niddering, amanuensis, and tryo
Click on any blue word for a definition.

The story continues -You can see the first part HERE.

Chief Ican watched as the DA opened the safe . He hadn’t been this nervous since he was a tyro detective a long time ago. The door was open and he asked her to stand back. Reaching in he pulled out a large stack of letters which the DA tried to grab.
“ Those are personal and none of your business “ she screamed with high impigrity .
On close examination Chief Ican found them to be love letters from Philmore Noteworthy III, the director . They were filled with purple prose of the worst kind with lots of glowing descriptions of lambition.
“Motive” said Chief Ican.
Reaching into the safe he pulled out a Colt 45. “Means” he said.
“ I never saw that gun before . I don’t know how it got there” the DA responded, looking very pale.
“But you’re the only one with the combination to the safe” Chief Ican pointed out. “ You had to put it there.”
“I know that’s the way it looks but I didn’t . I couldn’t hurt Philly I loved him.” She said as she broke down and became a lugent woman.
It was at that point that Ican noticed the Mayor , the uxorious husband, was also crying and saying over and over, “ How could you do this after all I’ve done for you.”
Ican decided that the best thing he could do would be to take the DA down to the station and get her booked and locked up. Despite her protests he and the deputy got her cuffed , transported, and processed.
It now looked like they had the right person for the crime.
Chief Ican contacted the State’s Attorney’s Office and they agreed they would send a special prosecutor to try the case.
But still several days later something bothered Chief Ican. From the time that he started as a detective and lacking an amanuensis he had learned to pay attention to details and put them in little compartments in his brain, to process later. He had never been a niddering when it came to going with what his gut told him as a result of that process. In that sense he was like Gibbs on NCIS. His gut was a major factor in determining his actions. His gut was telling him there was something wrong.
It wasn’t that the DA denied that she killed him. It wasn’t her story that she was there to meet him but the shots came from behind her and she ran to keep from being shot. He knew, nobody ever said “ I am the guilty person. You got me”. They always lied.
The evidence was convincing. The crime lab said the gun from the safe was the murder weapon. It had no finger prints. There were love letters. She was at the scene of the crime. She alone had the combination to the safe. It was open and shut. But still his gut said something was wrong.
But what?
To be continued tomorrow.

And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel. Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it. What looks like bad haiku is really qiku where the middle line must always contain a Quilly word.

Word to Nidderings Everywhere

Because a niddering she be
The amanuensis refused to see
That her tyro boss was wrong
In that job he wouldn’t be long
Her lambition of his boots
In her childhood had roots
A lugent woman she became
When he was fired all the same
So if a niddering thee be
Repent with high impigrity .



Tyro tyro tyro

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.
News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
Yesterday Uncle Eino asked Tammy if she had any ideas about the trench. She didn’t. In fact she had been so busy breaking up with her last boyfriend that she hadn’t even heard of the trench. But she promised him she would think about it.
Well she went straight to Tommy UK and told him her problem. She remembered all the things they had worked on together and decided that despite the problems they were having they both cared about Eino and should try to help him. Tommy agreed but he made it clear he would work with her only for the sake of Eino. So together last night they went and looked at the trench. Tommy said that he could feel some kind of strange power in the trench but it was more like an echo or a residue of that power.
Then they went and talked to Eino. Eino told them Sam’s story. Tommy UK said that Eino should have the trench lit up at night and covered with two movement sensitive cameras. But he wasn’t sure even that would help given their experience with video at the museum . If there is something with the power to create the trench it probably has the power to prevent videotaping or to alter it.
But Eino is making arrangements this morning for floodlights and video cameras.

Wrap UP
One of our blog friends has a book for sale on go HERE to learn about it. My sister called this morning and I went looking on the web for an analog converter that runs on battery power. They aren't easy to find.Betty and I worked again on the hanging garden thingy. It still isn't right. I visited all the blogs that left a comeent yesterday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so sure that the DA was guilty. I wonder what Chief Ican feels in his gut. She was clever to wipe the gun clean. The poor Mayor. I was sure this was solved. Excellent Dr. John. Hopefully the cameras will catch the evils of the trench. At least Tammy will still work with Timmy UK.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Oh! And still we go on wondering who the killer is! I say it is the husband and he's framing his cheating wife.

Your quivel is especially hideous this week. You must be very proud.

2:22 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

I love these whodunits, but always I realise who is at the bottom of the crime. The writer of it :-)

2:58 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Oh, it doesn't look good anywhere. What are we to do? Who can know the truth?

I think the answer is above. Very funny.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. ~Jules Renard
This is very powerful indeed...but how can I turn down a free meal and a beer?

4:48 AM  
Blogger roughterrain crane said...

Didn't Homes come to detect a criminal because he had been invited to dinner?

5:41 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

UGH! You gotta be kiddin' me! I thought for SURE it was the DA! Now it's gonna be the Mayor... who ELSE could it be?

I think as long as they're setting up flood lights and video cameras they might as well have a Trench Contingency set up camp and watch. A group of 12. That should do it. They can have an all night pic nic or BBQ and just keep an eye on ... everything! (and all get eaten by a giant spider!)

7:19 AM  
Blogger Carver said...

As usual I love your saying of the day. Great job with the three words and neat shot of the squirrel through the screen.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Watch those backyard critters...they can be destructive!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Heff said...

If you need MORE squirrels, just LET ME KNOW !

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, oh... another lying husband, the jealous mayor? Sehr Interessant!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Good story Dr John, love your mysteries and the ones that continue.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Ordinarily Just Me said...

Their must be a third party-not the husband though. I cannot wait to read more.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Russell said...

Okay. I confess. I did not even know ONE of those words! Heh! I think I was most fascinated with the term uxorious -- and wondered what term would apply to a woman who acted that way towards her husband?! Mysteries never cease...

Then again, I had a case one time when a woman wanted to get an annulment (after a 5 day marriage to a man she had just met ....). Under Iowa law, there are only four legal reasons to obtain an annulment (and being foolish is not one of them!).

One ground for an annulment is if the man is impotency. She alleged SHE was impotent (apparently she could not have children).

I figured, well... why not? So I prepared a petition and presented a motion to the judge for a declaratory judgment. He said he did not believe a woman could be impotent but granted the motion and thus the annulment on grounds of creativity! Heh!

Given the circumstances, the judge felt it would serve no beneficial purpose to go through with a divorce and said the end would justify the means in that case.

Take care.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

Awww, come on. Give us something on film.

5:52 PM  
Blogger starbender said...

Once again, an enjoyable post. How do you keep this up all these years? I especially enjoy'd the 'Word to Nidderings Everywhere'

What isn't right with the 'hanging garden thingy'???

5:58 PM  
Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

I visited your Musings friend following your advice. I enjoyed the blog.

I particularly liked your photograph but I need to know.....does the mesh protect you from the squirrel or the squirrel from you?

8:33 PM  
Blogger bettygram said...

Rinkly Rimes: The squirrel from us, or dog. This is the first squirrel I have seen in our back yard. It was not only in the yard but on the porch.
I am going to give the story of the garden thingy on my blog.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Inquiring minds -well, mine anyway -really want to know where on earth does Quilly find all these off the wall words anyway?

9:51 PM  
Blogger Kavi said...

Thanks for the link ! It was nice of you !

And indeed you have a great set of people going for you and a great blog hhere too !!


8:48 PM  

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