Another Excerpt from my WIP (27)

The following is another excerpt from my work in progress, The Throuple Private Eye—Business is Booming, a Jen McDowell Series. This is the second draft. I’m at 51k words now. If you want to catch up, order the novella The Throuple Private Eye—Hate Crimes, on Amazon ($2.99). The link is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084LTTHGN. Enjoy.

CHAPTER 15 (Cont.)

“Yes,” Ana answered. “back in 2014. Anyway, Olive took the baby and came here to Atlanta. The police in Houston, Texas and Georgia tried to find Olive and the baby, but they were too late. Before they could, she killed herself. There was no sign of the baby.”

“There were no clues on what she did with the baby?” Molly asked.

“No, none. She left a note saying she was sorry. The police did find $10,000 in cash too. They think she sold the baby. Might be sex traffickers.”

“So, it became a cold case?” Jen asked.

“Yes, but I have been looking for my granddaughter ever since, and come hell or high water, I won’t give up. I’ve contacted the Texas police, the Georgia police and all the police in between. I finally decided to hire a private eye here in Georgia. I think the baby’s here in Atlanta. The police pulled up videos between Texas and here but were pretty sure she arrived here with the baby alive.”

“What was the baby’s name?” Jen asked.

“Bless your heart,” Anna replied. “Her name was Kidist–an African name. Here’s a picture of her right after she was born, not that it’ll do you much good. She’s six now. But there’s this.” Anna leaned forward and pointed at the photograph. “She has a birthmark on her left hand. It’s in the shape of a teardrop. Of course, by now it’s bigger.”

“Okay,” Molly said. “We’ll take the case. We need to discuss our fee.”

“No problem. My husband had done well and left me a nice sum from his life insurance. Which reminds me, there is a reward. People have been so generous over the years, bless their hearts.”

“How much?” Molly asked.

“$10,000,” Anna answered. After discussing the fee and signing a contract, Anna left.

“Let me have this case,” Molly suggested. “I don’t have anything at the time. I promise to keep Anna from going to jail. Seems like a nice lady.” Jen agreed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Arias Writing Journal

Writer, Poet, Traveller & Dreamer

One Damn Thing After Another

Arguably Helpful Content Advice

Author Joanne Reed

This is Your Quest - Your Mission to Find Happiness

The Grocery Whisperer

Life is punny. It's funnier than fiction.

Marketing by Dla

Be Positive, Patient and Persistent...

Clever Girl Eats...

A Funny Food Blog for Ventura County

Trish Hopkinson

A selfish poet

Welcome to See The Good

See The Good is about learning how to embrace all of the positive aspects of your life !

KG Bethlehem

"Freedom isn't just a word, but a way of life.."

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

inapoem

My thousand lines..

thedihedral.wordpress.com/

Climbing, Outdoors, Life!

HeartSphere

Conversations with the Heartmind

Nathan Wood Consulting

Optimising sports performance

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Sara in Lalaland

Welcome to my world.

%d bloggers like this: