Sunday, April 10, 2011
Should Immy Duckworthy Become A PI?
Mike Mallett blogging for
CHOKE, an Imogene Duckworthy mystery by Kaye George
Hey kids, Mike Mallett here. I'm a PI in Wymee Falls, Texas, and happy to help out. I gotta tell ya', that Imogene is somethin'. I almost didn't hire her, the way she tried to pull the wool over ole Mike's eyes. She let on like she knew all about computers. Obviously, she knew about enough to turn one on and find the keyboard. I went easy on her, though. She was so enthusiastic, I could tell she was the right one to be my assistant.
To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what Immy expected outta this job. It's like she thinks she's gonna be a PI if she files enough papers and types enough invoices. I gotta give it to her, she can type. And the way she's always reading books about being a PI, it may even happen some day. Don't you ever let on to her, but I'm thinking of letting her do some leg work one of these days.
I just wish she'd stick to it and not go off on tangents so often. She makes up stuff, I swear. But she works for the peanuts I can pay her, and she dressed like a pro on her interview. You wouldn't believe the gals that showed up in flip flops and nose rings. And she's a fast learner. I show her something once and she's got it. She's raw material, for sure, but she's got a lot of potential. I think she'll work out okay as my file clerk. If I ever need an assistant in the field, I might even tell her to knock herself out and do a surveil for me. I hate those things.
Don't tell her I said all these nice things about her. Wouldn't want her to get a swelled head. She's a nice kid, just needs to come back to earth every once in a while.
Glad I could help you on the old bloggo. It's a killer.
Kaye George, an Agatha nominated short story writer, is the author of CHOKE, Mainly Murder Press, May 2011, as well as A PATCHWORK OF STORIES, a collection of her previously published stories. She reviews for "Suspense Magazine", and writes for several newsletters and blogs. She, her husband, and a cat named Agamemnon live together in Texas, near Austin. Visit Kaye at her website KayeGeorge.com or her travelswithkaye and allthingswriting.