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About mosomoso

Growing moso bamboo on the mid-coast of NSW, Australia.

IT’S JUST THE FALL

IT’S JUST THE FALL In butch agogai, stifling howls, The Spartans flick-fight with wet towels. After Thebes their ranks are thin, Still they dump their babes in bins. Nor can Darby marry Joan – Well, not till they reduce that … Continue reading

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MAIGRET’S LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY: Chapter 13 (Final)

McGroder, standing, surveyed the faces along the the line of portable chairs in the gallery. Most were just curious, expectant; but Brenda Berger, seated furthest from the dark stains on the floor and next to the family lawyer, Mr Marley, … Continue reading

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MAIGRET’S LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY: Chapter 12

“It’s…it’s so odd. I mean…things like this are tragic, of course…principally tragic…But it’s also odd, though not in a funny sense, that you are sitting here with us, Mr Maigret…or Monsieur Maigret, I should say. Is it Mister or…? Doesn’t … Continue reading

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MAIGRET’S LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY: Chapter 11

After locking and leaving the Jaguar, they paused to confer near McGroder’s much humbler Holden. Maigret leaned his aged bulk against its bonnet and gratefully caught some early sun full on. “As we age we begin to understand lizards and … Continue reading

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MAIGRET’S LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY: Chapter 10

McGroder woke to muffled thuds and rattles from the corridor. Still in pyjamas, he opened the door of his “Blenheim” suite and peered out, expecting to see Brenda Berger or one of her remaining staff. Instead he saw a fully … Continue reading

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