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

Detective Darby #2 – The Samaritan

My sight was the last sense to return to me. It confirmed what my other senses already told me; somebody doesn’t like me very much. It was nighttime by now and would be pitch black if not for the fire. I could feel the crust of dried blood taunting my nose like an itch just out of reach, being tied to a chair didn’t help. The … Continue reading Detective Darby #2 – The Samaritan

Detective Darby #1 – The Dame

The morning was so bright; I almost thought it had a beef with me. Nature should offer cloud cover until 10 am for all of the night owls. To be fair, I had yet to surmise the time and typically call morning whatever time I manage to wake up. I reluctantly eased up from the well-worn couch in my office. The smell of the leather always … Continue reading Detective Darby #1 – The Dame