Category Archives: Volume Two

Episode Twenty-One – ‘Romeo is Moping’, Part Four

By the time I finally emerged from the convent Michael and Romeo had given up their vigil outside. They were nowhere to be seen in any of the surrounding streets but it didn’t take me long to figure out where … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty-One – ‘Romeo is Moping’, Part Three

Everything looks better on a full stomach. Seated back at our corner table in the tavern, with a full dish of broth digesting in my stomach and half a jug of wine still remaining to be polished off, I felt … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty-One – ‘Romeo is Moping’, Part Two

Our business with Lord Montague thus concluded and his written authority safely in our possession, Benvolio was detailed to take us off in search of Romeo. At the foot of the stairs he paused to exchange a few words with … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty-One – ‘Romeo is Moping’, Part One

The servant burst into the tavern with all the unnecessary flourish of a lesser actor making the most of a minor role. As soon as he spotted Michael and I seated at our corner table he hurried over, bowed extravagantly … Continue reading

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An Inter-Episode Apology

     Bloody hell, where did 2022 go to? One minute you’re sweltering in the midst of a greenhouse gas-enhanced summer, the next you’re plunging into winter with all the ill-considered eagerness of a lonely bloke in a singles bar. Which … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty – ‘Corpses & Corporeality’, Part Eight

     At Reverend Miller’s weekly card party on Thursday my mind was so far from the business of the cards that I actually managed to lose a hand to Mr Duncan without even trying. He puffed and preened over his … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty – ‘Corpses & Corporeality’, Part Seven

     Michael, Emily and I did not loiter long after the debacle in the cellar. The recriminations over the loss of the clues to Captain Crowley’s treasure promised to be lengthy and we had already been away from Mrs Grant’s … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty – ‘Corpses & Corporeality’, Part Six

     It proved to be a tedious wait. Now that the resurrection business was deemed to be safe from competition Sam and Harry went on their way but Tom remained from a mixture of curiosity and a desire to finish … Continue reading

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Episode Twenty – ‘Corpses & Corporeality’, Part Five

     The location for the meeting of the resurrection men was a suitably grim-looking courtyard reached via a narrow alley near Pulteney Bridge. When we first arrived the place appeared empty but as my eyes adjusted to the gloom I … Continue reading

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