The Black Dog: A Marci and Amanda Mystery

By Glen Ebisch

While Jerome Kronberg, who's dealing with prosecution for funding fraud, dies in a fall from a mountain in Connecticut, there are a few those who think it used to be no coincidence. a few imagine it was once suicide; a few suspect he used to be killed through an irate shopper. Others suspect a extra supernatural reason. in accordance with the legend of The Black puppy, in the event you see the puppy thrice at the mountain, you die, and Kronberg had noticeable the puppy two times whilst he took his final hike.

It is The Black puppy that motivates Marcie Ducasse to enquire the demise for her bizarre Happenings Column in Roaming New England journal. whereas Marcie is facing a dangerous puppy, Amanda Vickers, her editor, is making an attempt to make your mind up no matter if to simply accept an offer of marriage from her continual boyfriend. either ladies are pressured by means of the occasions confronting them to dig down and locate new resources of energy.

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So that you imagine it was once one in all Jerry’s former acquaintances? ” “Seems love it to me. ” “Berenson’s puppy was once brown and white. probably we must always have requested if he had a black one round someplace. ” Marcie nodded. “Find the puppy and also you locate the killer. That’s a notion. ” bankruptcy 10 The Comford nation membership was once a wide rambling stone constitution on the intersection of 2 major county roads. Marcie pulled into the 1st open slots she got here to, figuring that on a sunny spring day the golfing path was once most likely busy. She and Simon went throughout the entrance door right into a huge, darkish wood-paneled vestibule. From one of many shadowy corners a guy donning a tie and jacket seemed. “Can I assist you? ” he requested, courteously yet firmly. “We’re speculated to meet Arnold Getz,” Marcie acknowledged. the fellow checked out Simon and smiled. The look he gave to Marcie was once extra uncertain. “He should be out at the path. I’ll sign in the living room. ” He disappeared into the darkness. “This position is lovely posh,” stated Marcie, “but i suppose such a lot state golf equipment are. ” “I wouldn’t comprehend, I’ve by no means belonged to 1. ” “You don’t play golfing? ” “I do play, yet at a public direction. the costs for a spot like this are most likely a killer. ” “Do you play the other activities? ” “I ski and motorbike a bit. in a different way i'm going to a gymnasium sometimes, not really frequently adequate. ” “Good for you,” Marcie acknowledged. She gave him an extended as soon as over and made up our minds that he seemed in beautiful good condition for his age. Marcie jumped because the guy who’d greeted them all at once reappeared at her facet. “Mr. Getz is within the front room. If you’ll stick to me. ” They trailed him right into a darkish nook the place huge double doorways quickly turned noticeable. The room he led them into had leather-based chairs manage in conversational groupings. He went via that room to 1 that had an ornate bar at one finish and tables and chairs prepared round the room. Their advisor led them to a desk the place a guy was once sitting by means of a wide photo window that framed a gorgeous picture of the vegetables, then he silently slipped away. the guy on the desk stood. “Hi, I’m Arnie Getz,” he introduced, placing out his hand. He was once a wide guy, as tall as Simon yet a lot heavier. Marcie notion he regarded as though he’d as soon as been a soccer participant yet through the years his chest had slid right down to his waist, a redistribution that even his well made go well with couldn’t disguise. whilst he gave Marcie’s hand a shake, she stuck a glimpse of a giant advanced watch on his thick wrist. the type that made Marcie ponder whether you may truly use it to inform time. “Can i am getting you whatever to drink? ” he provided. He had a beverage in entrance of him that seemed to be at the least basically orange juice. Marcie and Simon either declined. “I controlled to get 9 holes during this morning. i must slip them in while i will be able to simply because paintings interferes. ” He smiled. “I try out to not enable paintings get thoroughly within the method of golfing. ” “What type of paintings do you do? ” requested Marcie. “I’m a tax legal professional. ” He took a sip of his drink. “Not the main interesting activity round, I admit. yet I appear to have a knack for it, and it can pay the money owed.

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