Sunday, 26 November 2017

22- Making ends meet

Tuesday cont. then Wednesday Oct 10

Gary thought it would be a good idea to talk to Knowles without the presence of Phillis Cartwright so he, Dorothy and Cleo went down to the room in which Knowles was being asked to wait. Nigel went with them to record everything.
“We’ll need to talk to you again, Miss Knowles,” said Gary, “but if I’m not mistaken, Miss Cartwright made a fool of you and she was tryng it on with us.”

21 - The white witch

Tuesday cont.

Gary thought it would be a good idea to talk to Knowles without the presence of Phillis Cartwright so he, Dorothy and Cleo went down to the room in which Knowles was being asked to wait. Nigel went with them to record everything.
“We’ll need to talk to you again, Miss Knowles,” said Gary, “but if I’m not mistaken, Miss Cartwright made a fool of you and she was tryng it on with us.”
“It looks very much like it,” said Knowles. “Aren’t you going to charge me with anything?”

Saturday, 25 November 2017

20 - A litte Deus ex Machina

Tuesday October 9

Cleo phoned the hospital first thing to see how Lisa Keys was getting on.
Dorothy made sure that the chorus rehearsal had been cancelled for that evening, but she was going along to the church hall anyway to make sure that everyone who came not knowing about the chorus director’s appendix operation went home.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

19 - Knowles

Monday cont.

Gary’s little chat with Knowles was delayed until Cleo arrived. He was relieved when she turned up in his office after an uncomfortable few minutes alone with someone he could not fathom at all. Knowles was not pleased to see Cleo, but at least she had not made a pass at the Chief Inspector.
“What the hell is she doing here?” she sniped.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

18 - More about Eve

Monday cont.

Gary’s day included letting Ed Fargo stew in his arrest cell, probably trying to convince a defence lawyer that he had not done anything wrong. Staying at home was a luxury Gary appreciated. Monday mornings did not really allow for it, but Chief Inspector Gary Hurley was the boss of his department, after all, and there was the admin to see to.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

17 - Fish 'n chips

Monday cont.

Gary rang the cottage doorbell and stood behind his rose bouquet waiting. Cleo was already home and came to the door without delay.
“I’m sorry,” he said. “I didn’t mean to upset Dorothy.”
“Then you’d better take her the roses,” said Cleo.
“I’ve been there. These are for you, my love.”
“Wow! You are an attentive bridegroom.”
“I’m a chastened man,” said Gary.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

16 - All about Eve

Monday, October 8

Cleo was anxious to get on with the Fargo case, so she left the breakfast table to the auspices of her husband and drove to HQ, determined – with Gary’s blessing - to talk to Sally Fargo as soon as possible. Gary phoned Greg, and asked him to get Mrs Fargo to attend a questioning with Cleo and record everything.  He would himself go to the hospital and interview the chorus director of the Finch Nightingales who had been admitted with appendicitis, the Hartley Agency had informed him.  He would then go home for lunch.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

15 - Keys

Saturday cont.

A breakfast brain-storming was an unusual feature of the Hartley Agency business practice. Normally, Cleo and Dorothy had a second breakfast together early in the week to talk over agency cases and procedures, but Saturday had revealed the urgency of getting things done, especially for Dorothy, who had created quite a stir with her report on Eve Bates.