Friday, October 22, 2010

Small Town Cops Need All the Help They Can Get

by Deputy Candace Carson

It may seem a little unusual that the police force in Mercy, South Carolina would welcome the help of an amateur like Jillian Hart. But I gotta tell you, we need all the help we can get. All that fancy forensic stuff you see on TV--the stuff that makes my mouth water? Well we got none of that in Mercy. Word of mouth--okay gossip--is a valid police tool. Small towns are run on gossip and we at Mercy PD thank the good Lord for it.

Of course we do have the added difficulty of a Deputy Coroner who thinks someone's gonna discover her and put her on the television. That is not happening, but don't tell Lydia she's a fool. She might stomp on your toes with one of those high heels she's always wearing. She just keeps missing things at crime scenes, but stopping at every mirror does distract her.

As for Jillian, she's smart, she's kind and she has great intuition. Okay, she's become my best friend. Mercy PD welcomes her help, but I just wish she wouldn't keep finding bodies. I worry about her. Plus we're gonna get a reputation as the murder capitol of the world if she keeps stumbling into crime scenes. But at least she's smart. She knows that preserving the evidence is important. I sure wish everyone knew that even a grain of sand could be a clue. 'Course first you have to find it. And that's my job. I love the evidence, now matter how small. I even love all those cat hairs Jillian's brought to town. We might just start our own cat DNA data base like they have in California. Now THAT would be cool.

12 comments:

  1. It sounds like Jillian is keeping y'all busy with all the bodies she's finding! It's a good thing she's smart and is careful around potential evidence!

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  2. Hey Candance,

    It's a good thing Jillian came to town, because where esle would you get to practice forensic and collecting evidence as much as you have.

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  3. Jillian's lucky to have you as a friend!

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  4. Hi Candace,

    Glad to see you recognize the help of us amateurs!

    Skye

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  5. What a great attitude you have, Candace. It's no wonder that you and Jillian are friends. I can see your point on her habit of finding bodies though....she really needs a different hobby.

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  6. Love the books about all of you. Can't wait for the next one. (But Lydia just flat out needs to get a life!)

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  7. Lydia DOES need to get a life. Unfortunately, who else would hire her?

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  8. Hopefully you two can keep Lydia out of trouble and away from the cameras. Or maybe that's where she needs to go and then you and Jillian can take care of solving why Jillian keeps finding those bodies.

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  9. Deputy Candace CarsonOctober 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    If there is a way to keep Lydia away from a crime scene I am open to any suggestions. :-)

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  10. So glad I Subscribed..Lucy,and Dovie said I would find out about all these Great Authors here..Well I am..Need more Police Officers like Deputy Candace Carson,who knows that the "Little people" know so much that can help her..See You at Mrs.Murphys Coffee Shop..In,Vt..A Real Place with all the towns secrets..Thanks for all That you All Do here..It wonderful..(Hire her Lydia) to be at your Police Headquarters to take calls,just in case lol

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  11. Deputy Candace CarsonOctober 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Thanks Susan! So glad to you also appreciate the "little people" who are REALLY the important people!

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  12. You could just kill Lydia off, and have them hire someone new!

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