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Episode Fifteen – ‘Dancing at the Midnight Hotel’, Part One

“Now this is more like it.” That at least was my first impression when we arrived at the latest location indicated by the inter-dimensional travel drive. A lonely, narrow road had led us onto a broad sweep of coastline by … Continue reading

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An Epistolary Interlude

It had become something of an unwritten rule of our travels about the landscape that we should never pass an Imaginary Emporium without looking in. These rickety, old-fashioned stores were only ever to be found in remote, out-of-the-way locations and … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen – ‘The Red Book’, Part Six

Detective O’Halloran was undoubtedly more than a little surprised when Jerry and I, still resplendent in our evening dress, strolled into his office at police headquarters in the early hours of the morning. He was even more surprised when Amber … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen – ‘The Red Book’, Part Five

The fact that it was less than a week since a man had been shot dead in the middle of the dancefloor appeared to have done little to dampen the enthusiasm of the patrons of the Blue Room – the … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen – ‘The Red Book’, Part Four

The apartment that Vince Egan had provided for Chuckles Bryson was situated in an ornate six-storey building sited along a broad, leafy avenue. Slitting throats was clearly a business that paid well in this town. On our first pass we … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen – ‘The Red Book’, Part Three

“Well, well, well,” said Jerry, twirling his hat thoughtfully in his hands as we walked away from Amber’s apartment building. “Amber Allen and Knuckles Bryson – I’ve got to hand it to you, I never saw that one coming. I … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen, ‘The Red Book’, Part Two

After finishing the second bottle of champagne the four of us arranged to meet up a little later for breakfast, in order to allow everyone to freshen up and change out of their evening clothes into something a little more … Continue reading

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Episode Fourteen – ‘The Red Book’, Part One

“Do you want to call it a day?” asked Michael in a tone which suggested he very much hoped my answer would be yes. I couldn’t really blame him. We’d spent most of the day trawling the area, searching for … Continue reading

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Episode Thirteen – ‘The Accidental Alchemist’, Part Six

“Yes, I should think I can find you a room,” said Madame Laporte, proprietress of the White Hart Inn by the bridge at the top of the village. She looked us up and down carefully. “We get many travellers staying … Continue reading

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Episode Thirteen – ‘The Accidental Alchemist’, Part Five

“He went that way!” cried the startled guard in response to the shout from the Captain. “And there was this…” The sentence trailed away in confusion as the guard tried to figure out what exactly there had been but it … Continue reading

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