Life of a Flatfoot – The Gumshoe Diaries

February 11, 2017

Gumshoe #11: Searching For the Light

“I can’t even say he knows he was adopted, much less that he has a brother. He was collected at the hospital when he was two […]
February 10, 2017

Gumshoe #10

“So my instructions are simply to view thirty specific seconds of CCTV when your fiancee was paying the motel bill to see if Buddy’s standing next […]
February 9, 2017

Gumshoe #9: Occam’s Razor

(Based on an actual case file) David Ogilvie-Price handed me a scotch in an unspeakably expensive crystal tumbler before he sat on the edge of his […]
February 8, 2017

Gumshoe #8: Be Careful What You Wish For

(Based on an actual case file) While the words, “Don’t worry about the money” are as musically perfect to me as to make Lakme’s Flower Duet […]
February 7, 2017

Gumshoe #7

Bill Marshall seemed surprised when I accepted his handshake in the first degree, as was once virtually the rule on the police department, but smiled when […]
February 6, 2017

Gumshoe #6

My back felt like it would snap like a schizophrenic in a Hall of Mirrors, and my sinuses were blowing out more artillery than the 4th […]
February 5, 2017

Gumshoe #5

“I’ve never turned down a scotch in my life” I assured Chad, my little daisy lawyer-turned-meal-ticket, and he poured a very generous Grouse into a crystal […]
February 4, 2017

Gumshoe #4: A Gumshoe Christmas

Not that this old gumshoe has a family to miss him as he freezes through another Christmas Day surveillance detail, or that I’d know what to […]
February 3, 2017

Gumshoe #3

Over the years I’ve put more tails on people than 6-year olds at birthday parties, but only once has a client asked me to put a […]
February 2, 2017

Gumshoe #2

So there I am on the 3rd night of a go-nowhere stakeout when I get a break. Or so I thought. I surprise the putz when […]
February 1, 2017

Gumshoe #1

I lost count of how many times I reminded the old fool that I couldn’t prove his wife was cheating, if in fact she wasn’t, but […]