A Knight of Murder - Chapter 16
The next morning, after turning on his coffee maker, Chet called Brianna. When he heard her voice answer, he asked. "How about you and Misty meeting me for breakfast at the Apollo? After we eat, I'll take her off your hands and see about finding a place for her to stay."
"I'm going to have to pass", she responded. "I have to be in court first thing this morning on an old murder case. However, I could drop her off at the Apollo on my way, and save you a trip over here."
"That would be great," he answered. I'll be there in an hour."
When he arrived at the Apollo, the restaurant was filled with customers. The waitress that
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I had been napping below decks when a runner found me and shook me awake. "Sir, the Ships Doctor sent me to get you. He says you are to report to the Captain's cabin at once." I questioned him as to what I was wanted for, but he only knew that he had been ordered to find me and give me the message.
After shaking the sleep from my brain, I headed at a fast pace to Captain Gage's cabin. When I knocked on the door, I heard Doctor Chambers yell out, "Come in!" Stepping inside, I saw Captain Gage in his bed, obviously in some sort of distress.
Turning to the doctor, I said. "What is the problem?"
"The problem," answered the do
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Senta was getting the boys dressed, and Mariska was just starting to cook breakfast when they heard a knock at the door, and the sound of Dover's voice.
"Senta," Mariska said. "Would you let Dover in? I meant to unlatch the door when I first got up, but then I forgot."
When Senta unlatched and opened the door, Dover said. "Thank you Ma'am, and a good morning to you."
"Good morning to you, to,o Dover."
"Good morning Dover," called out Mariska as he stepped inside the cabin. "It's going to be a few minutes before the coffee will be ready. I'm just now starting breakfast."
"That's just fine Ma'am. While you are doing that,
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The next afternoon after having left St. Louis, I was riding through a part of Illinois that was a nice mixture of good farmland, and rolling hills covered with fairly heavy timber. Henri, the bartender back in St. Louis had told me that I would have a few creeks and streams to cross in the next few days, but he didn't have any current word on what condition they were in.
Not long before evening fell, I spotted the smoke from a campfire not more than a quarter mile off the trail. Working my way through the timber, I found their camp, and caught a whiff of their coffee brewing. Stopping just far away from the camp to fade into t
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In an effort to make the lunar pioneers feel more comfortable, a "sky" had been superimposed on the roof of the protective dome over each of the stations. It changed regularly, sometimes several times a day to replicate the weather conditions they had grown accustomed to on earth This day, the "sky" was a deep blue, with a smattering of scattered fluffy white clouds overhead.
Taking advantage of the feeling of the sunny sky, Chet walked down to the river, and found an unoccupied bench only a few feet from the water. There he sat down and using his communicator, he browsed thru the news covering both the moon colony, as well as
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When the alarm went off, Chet groaned. It didn't seem possible that it was already time to get up. After he got his eyes focused, he leaned over and kissed Eva's lips, then playfully slapped her bare bottom. "Come on, it's time to get up." When she tried to resist his efforts to wake her, he picked her up, carried her to the shower, set her down, and turned the cold water on full blast. Eva's screams pierced the air as she called Chet everything in the book, and a few things that he wasn't sure he had heard before.
An hour later, they went in search of a place to eat breakfast. Two blocks down, they found a likely place and
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Having fallen asleep on the couch, Spencer had not set an alarm clock. As a result, he barely had time for a quick shave and shower, before rushing to the police station in time for shift change. He rolled into the parking lot and walked thru the door with three minutes to spare. Having been forewarned by the mayor's office, the two officers going off duty, and their replacements, were waiting to be introduced to their new boss.
Wasting no time, he walked up and introduced himself, and shook hands. The two officers going off duty introduced themselves as Herschel North, and Davis Mooring. The men taking over were Fred Coats a
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After Brenda Sims returned to her duties in Pete Robbins office, Chet Garner set about closely examining the evidence on the three killings.
The first had taken place nearly two months ago on Station One. A twenty six year old woman had been the first victim. Her name was Jasmine Dirkson. When Jasmine failed to return from dumping her office trash can, one of her co-workers went looking, and much to her dismay, found her dead in the trash disposal room. Her clothes had been torn away, and she had been strangled to death.
A second murder had followed on Station Three almost three weeks later. This victim had been a forty year