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The Friday Fillip: Finding Out

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Chapter 25
Finding Out

Dominic Archer looked to be one of the hearty sort — tall, plump, rubicund, moving with a bounce. His bald head shone under the spots in the motorhome like an outsize incandescent

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The Friday Fillip: Pulling Focus

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Chapter 24
Pulling Focus

Nancy Tomasini was almost in uniform. But instead of the regulation peaked hat she wore a navy watch cap done up in an accordion double fold. A wind had come up, and some lumpy

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The Friday Fillip: The Unbearable Impossibility of Complete Harmony

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Chapter 23
The Unbearable Impossibility of Complete Harmony

Rangel woke knotted in the bed sheets, struggling out of a dream in which she was escaping danger through a very narrow passage. She lay there for a

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The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?

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Chapter 22
Where Is Everybody?

The sun would rise at one minute after seven on that October Saturday in Backton. But half an hour earlier, Rangel had an applewood fire going in the little fireplace and

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The Friday Fillip: I’ve Got Your Number

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Chapter 21
I’ve Got Your Number

Dennis Abudo was waiting for her when she got to the hospital lobby. He put down the Cottage Life magazine, gathered up the detritus from his coffee, and dumped it

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The Friday Fillip: Worlds of Speculation

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Chapter 20
Worlds of Speculation

They were civilized about it. The right amount of please and thank-you. Calm. Prompt with the reassurances. Clearly, Rangel thought, some brains were at work here. It made her suspicious.

“Coffee?”

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The Friday Fillip: A Crow’s Eye View

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Chapter 19
A Crow’s Eye View

A small town early on a fine fall morning. Friday.

A lone dog barking sporadically somewhere out past the abandoned Bethel granary. Wanting in. Wanting out. Either way pointing up

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The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt

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Chapter 18
Snark Hunt

“It’s murder.”

“Take it easy, Nancy. Simmer down.” Ronnie Dabord moved the plastic stirring stick through his coffee in desultory circles.

Tomasini, wired as usual, said in a rush, “Dr. Mukhuti took

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The Friday Fillip: A More or Less Random Run

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Chapter 17
A More or Less Random Run

Mitman drove her electric blue truck.

In the passenger seat Rangel had her head still buried in a couple of files, going over things. And over and over

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The Friday Fillip: The Morning Aftermath

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Chapter 16
The Morning Aftermath

The Jack Russell, whose full name was Vicar of Swimbridge and who answered, some of the time, to Vickie, would not stop barking. A surly Reg Bettleman hauled his sorry

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The Friday Fillip: Winter’s Hem

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Chapter 15
Winter’s Hem

It had been a tiring day. Most days were tiring now. But the talk of Jared and of arrangements after her death seemed to have taken even more out of her

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The Friday Fillip: Verbal and Not

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Chapter 14
Verbal and Not

Rangel stirred the papers on her desk, looking for the note from the firefighter who, she was sure, was the one who’d driven her home the morning after the fire.

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