Monthly Archives: February 2012

MAIGRET’S LONG REACH

“Once again, I miss my opportunity to meet Madame Pompidou.” “At your age, Maigret!” His humorous sally was forced, as was her response. They finished their meal quietly, but Madame Maigret knew there was more on her husband’s mind than … Continue reading

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MADE IN FRANCE: A TALE OF THE NINETIES

The stationary car rocked with the force of the downpour. Mary-Louise, close to shock, wondered if the gravel underneath could simply disintegrate. Suddenly, a face was pressed to the window, Marcus’s face, but distorted by the cascade against the glass. … Continue reading

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WANDERER

 “…thou met’st with things dying, I with things newborn.” The still youthful Dr. Wynn – attentive, defensive – eyed the elderly patient who sat before him. If this man resembled any previous patient of the institute, then Dr. Wynn could … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY PUZZLE: AN ADEQUATE MURDER

A late southerly storm had thrashed the bay, driving most of the holidayers back to their cabins and vans. On the point, a lone fisherman visible through skirts of spray, yellow jacket ballooning, guided his bait repeatedly into a favourite … Continue reading

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