Detective Darby #10 – The Work

I’ve always felt strange in architecturally elaborate banks. It’s much like strolling into one’s tomb to get a feel for eternity. Perhaps, I simply did not like it, because I’ve never had enough money to join their little club. Waxing aside, I turned my attention to my associate, Conan Gray. Apparently, I’ve taken to referring to my seldom seen cohorts in a manner suggesting that we associate far … Continue reading Detective Darby #10 – The Work

Detective Darby #9 – The Deal

“Are you going to answer me, or are you going to sit there and try to look cute?” Stan asked. I always imagined what it would sound like if he ever gave someone a compliment. Luckily, I have a vivid imagination. Like me, he likely saved all of his compliments for Alice. “I’m flattered, but I think you’re taking the brothers in arms thing one … Continue reading Detective Darby #9 – The Deal

Book Excerpt #2 – The Mad Ventures of Bindlestiff Cliff

Check out The Mad Ventures of Bindlestiff Cliff on Amazon. Paperback now available! Enjoy, like, share, and tweet! “What do you fellas like to do?” Cliff asked, as if grasping for straws, which was precisely what he was doing. Pedro answered first, and Peter listened before responding. It was obvious they had carved out a dynamic for their relationship, because they definitely had a routine. “Pedro says … Continue reading Book Excerpt #2 – The Mad Ventures of Bindlestiff Cliff

Detective Darby #8 – The Lecture

I never did answer Stan, not that it mattered. He pulled me up by the arm and handled me to the door. What a guy. As the desk sergeant, he practically ran the station. Truthfully, Stan was so respected; he might as well have been the commissioner. Nobody dared so much as butted heads with Stan. I always got a kick out of the fact that … Continue reading Detective Darby #8 – The Lecture

Detective Darby #7 – The Sergeant

There was no way to know how “Ebby” Eddy was going to handle this. I doubt his mother trusted him. Oddly, it was somehow comforting that I knew that I couldn’t believe anything Eddy says, at least I know he’s one of the bad guys. “I think I’ll give you some time to think,” Eddy said, as he slithered towards the door. “Leaving so soon?” I … Continue reading Detective Darby #7 – The Sergeant

Detective Darby #6 – The Arrest

It took only a few moments for the coppers to funnel into the depot. A few of the officers that I knew had quite a look of surprise on their faces while a few others took it as business as usual. It was already clear that the room was divided. My heart sank when the first suit I saw was Detective Greene walking through that … Continue reading Detective Darby #6 – The Arrest

Detective Darby #5 – The Trunk

Walt and I were petrified as we continued to stare into the trunk of that taxi. It seemed to have untold depths with only a glint of light captivating us while we squinted in vain to reason out its origin. “For a second, I thought we were going to find that dog,” Walt remarked. His bravado was unrelenting, but that has always been his defining … Continue reading Detective Darby #5 – The Trunk

Book Excerpt #1 – The Mad Ventures of Bindlestiff Cliff

Here’s an excerpt from my book for you to enjoy. Keep in mind, this isn’t from the final draft. Check back in the near future for more excerpts. Thank you. “What’s this all about?” Bob said as he was driving towards a four-way stop sign. It appeared that there were two cars already stopped and they seemed to be in a stalemate in regards to who should … Continue reading Book Excerpt #1 – The Mad Ventures of Bindlestiff Cliff

Detective Darby #4 – The Passenger

Finally, I conjured enough nerve to lay eyes on my presumptuous passenger. I prepared myself to receive quite a shock but, in the end, was rather relieved instead, which was something of a shock in its own right. It turned out to be none other than Walter Hayes, one of the reasons why my door reads Chet Darby and Associates. Walt is a bear of … Continue reading Detective Darby #4 – The Passenger

Detective Darby #3 – The Favor

I wiped the steam from the mirror after draping myself in a towel. Consequently, I was shocked at image looking back at me. It appears that a hot bath cured my ailments except for my incessant need for a shave. Honestly, I didn’t care anymore, but I hadn’t given up on my clientele, not even the cat lovers. This shave would be strictly for business. … Continue reading Detective Darby #3 – The Favor