Inspector Darren sighed. Never in his life did he expect to be investigating a real “locked door” murder, as clichéd as something in a pulp mystery novel.
He turned away from the gruesome exhibit and studied the bookshelf. Who was this woman, Ms. Peterson?
Hmm, Italian, French and English.
“Three copies of Les Mis’. Figures.”
He reached out to take one then jumped back as a head appeared.
“Who let the cat in to destroy evidence?”
“Nobody, the cat is right, hmm….”
Inspector Darren smiled, pulled the three copies of Hugo uncovering the latch. Just like in the cheap paperbacks.
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