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The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt

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MEASURING LIFE
 
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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MEASURING LIFE
 
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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MEASURING LIFE
 
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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MEASURING LIFE
 
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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MEASURING LIFE
 
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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The Friday Fillip: Worthy Primo

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Chapter 13
Worthy Primo

In his tartan suit Alexandre Goncourt was a picture and a half. The material had faded with time, as had he, but an orange thread in the weave had resisted the

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The Friday Fillip: Carom

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


 

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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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