“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 11

April 18th, 2008

Chapter Eleven

One of Each

Three pair of shoes, identically comfortable and identically ugly, were lined up soldier-straight across the floor of her closet. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 10

March 20th, 2008

Chapter Ten

Homicide Handbook for Junior Detectives

 

David Kim said, “Whoever folded her is a master at origami. That should narrow the field.” Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 9

March 6th, 2008

Miss Kansas City of 1928 

“It was a figure of speech,” Norah said. She was still a little bleary, but at least Laura had the sense that the woman had a center of gravity Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 8

February 20th, 2008

Chapter Eight

Take a Little Chip Out of Me

From the curb, Talley’s house looked dark, perhaps empty. A lone willow drooped in silhouette against the pale front wall. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 7

January 27th, 2008

Chapter Seven

The Fifth Murder

“I just couldn’t do it,” Claire Standish said. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 6

January 21st, 2008

Chapter Six

A Lot of Kinds of Greed

“I don’t know,” Laura said. “It’s like he was running a campaign to be murder victim of the year.” Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 5

January 13th, 2008

Chapter Five

He’s Our Client

Willard Washburn’s crime scene crew had thrown open the blinds and pulled back the curtains, and the office looked scruffier and more tattered at the edges than it had in the half-light Talley had preferred. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. 4

January 4th, 2008

4. Die By the Song

The woman in the outer office, the woman who had discovered the body, was surprisingly calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Ch. Three

December 30th, 2007

3. Lost in Transition

One of the few reliable things in Los Angeles is traffic, which operates on a law of counter-gratification that’s almost Newtonian in its dependability. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Counterclockwise,” Chapter Two

December 23rd, 2007

This is the second chapter of my novel in The Dickens Challenge. If you want to read the two chapters together, go to http://johndishon.com/test/viewtopic.php?t=20

Talley’s Web

For just a minute, think of Los Angeles as Edwin Arnold Tallerico does: a large, warm, semi-arid urban sprawl with himself at its center. Read the rest of this entry »

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