Can You Believe it?

Patricia Bradley Mystery Question 33 Comments

I’ve been working hard on my third cold case book and I now have almost 46,000 words. Half finished. 🙂  I thought today I’d give you a snippet from the villain’s POV (point of view).

Justice Deserved (My working title)

“So that’s why Vic Vegas went to the CJC.” There was no one to hear the words muttered harshly inside the dark sedan as Vegas stepped through the glass doors of the Criminal Justice Center.

Click. The zoom lens of a camera captured the Elvis wannabe and the woman standing beside him. Detective Rachel Sloan.

Not good. Not good, at all. Should’ve done something about Vegas a couple of years ago when he started snooping around.

Another click captured a closeup of the detective and further examination brought an unexpected visceral punch in the gut. Odd how one could overlook the obvious in routine dealings. How had Rachel’s strong resemblance to her dead mother been missed?

Same color honey-blonde hair framing an oval face, same hazel eyes, and while Rachel’s lithe frame and long legs were more athletic, her stance was like her mother’s. And like Gabby, too beautiful for her own good.

No telling what Vic had been filling the detective’s head with.

“Just don’t take the bait, girly. Or you’ll end up like your mother.”

Now you know the stakes for my third book!

And now for last week’s Mystery Question:

A burglar broke into a woman’s house with the intention of stealing her jewelry. What could he not resist?

  1. He couldn’t resist mugging for her camera. When the police checked the video, one of the officers recognized the burglar as one he’d arrested the month before who was out on bond.
  2. He couldn’t resist getting into the Rocky Road ice cream. Unfortunately, it was after he tripped the alarm and his snack allowed the police time to get there.
  3. He couldn’t resist getting on FaceBook and updating his status and left her house with his FB account still open on her computer.
  4. He couldn’t resist stealing her new car with GPS tracking installed on it. It took the security company five minutes to locate him.

And the answer is…#3. And that just blows my mind. Talk about an addiction!

Now for this week’s Mystery Question:

State police broke up a family-run ring of thieves who were responsible for more than 130 break-ins. What was their undoing?

  1. There was a family squabble, and one of the brothers turned the others in.
  2. The police infiltrated the ring and were able to bring them to justice.
  3. They got too greedy and returned to one of the houses they’d already burglarized, but the owner had installed a sensitive security system with a camera. Smile.
  4. One of the thieves wore a court-ordered electronic monitoring device while he committed the crime.

Okay Super Sleuths, which is the correct answer? Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for Justice Delayed! (Print copy for Continental US addresses; digital for all others)

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  1. Jan Ballard

    I’m guessing Number 4, because that’s the dumbest, so it sounds right. Question for you, can you find your typo on today’s entry? 🙂

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  2. Delores Topliff

    Good heavens, you have people commenting in the middle of the night! I hope they have sweet dreams. It’s not fair giving us that teaser on Justice Deserved (& great working title). How can we languish and endure until we know the outcome? Yes, hard to believe last week’s crook was such an egomaniac that he updated his FB. For this week, I do think #4 is the dumbest and therefore answer I’ll go with. Thanks again and have a great week!

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  3. Jerusha Agen

    Love the excerpt scene, Pat! It’s intriguing! 🙂 Congrats on getting halfway through your manuscript–I know how good that feels. I’m almost done with my WIP, which has been a lengthy process this time around. As for them mystery question, I have to say that the answer to last week’s is unbelievable! I guess the thief could be dumb, but not that dumb. Wow! I’m not doing too well trying to pick the clever answers, so I’m going with obvious this week. I’ll take #1. 🙂

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  4. Loraine N.

    I’m going with #4 this week. I laughed when I saw last weeks answer. I didn’t pick that one because I didn’t think anyone would be that foolish. Guess I was wrong. 🙂

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  5. Paula

    I’m going with#1 this time. I guess I missed last week. I don’t know what happened because I always look for your quizzes especially!

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  6. Trixi

    HA! I was right again with #3 answer from last week….I had thought either the ice-cream or updating FB would be too tempting for a dumb robber…lol!! I wonder what goes on in thier head sometimes 😀
    As for this weeks, I’m going with #4, the robber wore a court appointed monitoring device while committing the robbery. Now, that would be a funny ironic situation wouldn’t it?
    No need to enter me as I just won a copy of Justice Delayed on your Sunday FB video post. Thank you! And I have to say, your facial expression on the top of the blog is too funny! I think you look like me sometimes when I’m really concentrating or trying to come up with something and thinking really hard about it! HAHA! Funny face sisters unite! 😉

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