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The Friday Fillip: Carom

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 12
Carom

Mitman stuck his head around the office door. “I’ve checked the timing on the alarms and lights and all, and it’s fixed.”

Rangel didn’t look up. “I know. You’ve told me twice

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The Friday Fillip: Misstep

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 11
Misstep

Louisa Cathcart chose to pace behind her desk as she instructed Rangel, who found herself wincing at each shaky step the woman took. “Cerebral palsy is not a disease.” Cathcart spoke aggressively

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The Friday Fillip: Expertise

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 10
Expertise

“Well?”

Dabord made a face. “Nothing really here.”

Mitman shifted from side to side in his seat, impatient, irritable. “The alarms went off.”

“Racoons, most likely. They are without a doubt the

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The Friday Fillip: Crawl

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 9
Crawl

The woman on Channel 16 had warned that this might be the last mild weekend for a long stretch, if not for the rest of the year, so come Saturday Rangel puttered

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The Friday Fillip: Friday’s Work

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 8
Friday’s Work

Rangel walked to work whistling. She watched her fellow Backtonians drive the three or four blocks that their morning errands required. Walking was a city practice, she reflected, one she was

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The Friday Fillip: Town and Country

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files. You may also subscribe to have chapters delivered to you by email.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 7
Town and Country

“Potential for some shit, if you’ll pardon my French.” Ronnie Dabord smiled briefly at his tired joke.

The Dabords were the first of the French families to settle in the

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The Friday Fillip: Binds and Bands

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MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 6
Binds and Bands

Pushed too hard and too fast, the French press flooded the counter with a slurry of grounds and good coffee. Rangel swore, flapped at the mess with a rag, and

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The Friday Fillip: Hard Feelings

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.

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MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 5
Hard Feelings

“Huh,” was all Mitman said. He went back outside to get the second client chair. The furniture for Rangel’s motorhome office stood on the sidewalk wrapped in plastic against the late

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The Friday Fillip: Relating

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MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 4
Relating

“Aren’t you going to write any of this down?” Her name was Gladys Tremaine, Mrs. Gladys Tremaine, thank you very much — Mr. Harold Tremaine had died almost twenty years

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The Friday Fillip: A Way Around

For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.


 

MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 3
A Way Around

Backton was a two-horse town.

In almost all weathers the two mares, Hee and Yalup, stood patiently in Mr. Goncourt’s small paddock and received visitors bearing apples and other gifts of affection. They were asked to do no other work, for, according

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The Friday Fillip: Smell the Rain

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MEASURING LIFE
 
Chapter 2
Smell the Rain

The emergency lights threw a sick yellow glare on everything. Four red fire trucks were parked in a semicircle in front of a house already very small and now reduced by a burnt-out half. The fire was out and the trucks and

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The Friday Fillip: Trial and Failure

After many hundreds of Friday Fillips, I’m going to try something different in this space. For the next while I’m going to do a “Boz” and publish a crime novel in episodes. Those of you who read the Fillip for leads to “interesting stuff” I’ve found on the internet needn’t fear: I’ll lift a theme out of each episode and interpolate notes on fresh findings that touch on that theme. I’m also going to gather the accumulating episodes on another website, so that people coming late to the Fillip can catch up with the story. My . . . [more]

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