Friday, January 16, 2015

Dead Man Walker

Walker Boone here from the lovely city of Savannah, Georgia. The azaleas are in bloom, the magnolias are big as dinner plates and I’m on the run.

In Dead Man Walker, coming out Feb 3, I’ve got my very own story to tell. It’s from my point of view and that’s the good news. The bad news is that I’ve kind of gotten myself into one big huge mess and it looks like Reagan Summerside and Auntie KiKi are the only ones trying to get me out of it.

You see there was this dead guy in a bathtub. Not my bathtub but his own and my housekeeper happened to stumble across the body. If I remember right it went something like…

“See, there he is, Mr. Boone,” Mercedes said to me. “Just like I told you on the phone, Conway Adkins dead as a fence post in his very own claw-foot bathtub and naked as the day he was born.”
“I take you added the washcloth?” I said to Mercedes, both of us standing in the doorway and staring at the corpse.
“Couldn’t be having the man laying there with his shrivelness all exposed to the world now could I. Not proper for a man his age.”
     “Or for the rest of us,” I added.

At first Mercedes was the number one suspect. That was bad enough because she’s a friend and she can’t be beat as a housekeeper. On both accounts--and with my dust-bunnies threatening to mutiny—I went after the rear killer.
I didn’t have a lot of luck, in fact I almost got killed a few times and then...somehow...I wound up the number one suspect.

     “This is circumstantial evidence,” I said to Reagan as we stood on the sidewalk outside my house. “The police have to see that someone’s setting me up to cover their own butt.”
     “It’s your butt that needs covering, Walker Boone,” Reagan offered. “The police found your .38 and it matches the bullet that killed Conway. The cops are on their way. You got to get out of here right now.”
      I looked at my red ‘57 Chevy convertible parked at the curb. “Might as well put a target on my back driving this thing.”
      Reagan shoved her helmet at me.      “Take Princess.”
     “A scooter? You want me to ride a pink scooter named Princess?”
     “Better than that being your nickname in the big house.”

So there you have it...Dead Man Walker and that’s just what I feel like, a dead man. How in the world am I ever going to get out of this one? If you have any ideas I’d sure appreciate the help. I’ll give away 3 Dead Man pens from the answers. Tell Reagan she better hurry up. 









37 comments:

  1. Not sure if this will help, my advice is to follow the money. (Someone who gains something from the victim's death.) And good luck zooming around town on a pink scooter. You will look snazzy!

    myrifraf(at)myway(dot)com

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    1. That is exactly what I tell Reagan. The trouble is she’d rather follow the doughnuts.

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  2. Go into hiding and depend on Reagan!

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    1. And I do need to hide out. Wait till you find out where.

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  3. Your bad boy friends will help you and so will Reagan and her aunt. I cannot wait to see what happens.

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    1. Hi, Marjorie. It’s times like this that your friends pull you though. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. Reagan will help you....she always saves the day. And the you will owe her - Big Time! ;)

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    1. Hi, Tina! Owing Reagan is what worries me. I just hope we both live to tell the tale.

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  5. Just leave it to Reagan and Auntie Kiki - they'll take care of you! But something more horrible than riding a pink scooter will probably happen before then. And is that Bruce Willis sitting on Princess? Then you are really in for some fun.

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    1. Hi, Grandma Cootie. BW is always around and close to giving up my hiding place. But he sure is a great pup. What till you see him in action in Demise in Denim.

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  6. I am sure Reagan and Aunt Kiki will stumble on a way to save your butt. I have missed them all so much!

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    1. Hi, Susie. Great chatting with you. Always something going on with those two esp over a martini on the front porch.

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  7. Let Aunt Kiki and Reagan help you----and don't ride Princess too far, you'll be spotted.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sue. Yep, our plan to take the scooter is not going to work forever. The cops are close by that’s for sure.

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  8. Reagan and Aunt Kiki to the rescue. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Petite. Those two are always up to something and this time I’m right in the middle of it all.

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  9. From a classic convertible to a scooter. That should be enough of a disguise to buy you some time!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Hi, LIbby.
      Let’s just hope the cops don’t catch on too fast. I need to get lost fast.

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  10. I hope that Reagan and Aunt Kiki will save you. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Traveler. Auntie KiKi and Reagan may leap before they look. Hope this time we all live through the ordeal.

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  11. Woo hoo! I wonder who's got a grudge against Walker? And why do I think that the person trying to frame a hot lawyer must be a disappointed lady? Maybe it's time to send Reagan out to cherchez la femme.

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    1. saralee_etter (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    2. Hi, Sarahlee, Walker had made enemies along the way and they are out gunning for him and now’s the perfect time. And Reagan is swept along for the ride and then some. Those two have to be more than ships passing in the night…right?

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  12. I think you need to leave it in Reagan and Aunt Kiki's hands - the ones not holding a martini!

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    1. And they do seem to be holding a lot of martinis these days. I think I see AA in their furture.

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  13. I can't wait to read this new mystery. Of course I was a little nervous when I saw the title, I thought we lost Walker Boone! And, Iove the cover art, looks just like beautiful Savannah.

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    1. Hi, Margaret. Walker is still alive and kicking…so far. He sure got himself into a mess this time around. Always fun to see what he and Reagan are up to. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Duffy

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  14. Ask yourself, "who benefits from the death of Conway Adkins"? Then have your friends check it out while you try to stay safe.

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    1. And that is the key question with so many answers including me. Yikes!

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  15. Head to the police station immediately using either vehicle.

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    1. Hi Barbara, but if I do that they’ll toss me in jail and I’ll never find out who’s behind all this.

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  16. The winners of the Dead Man pen and goodies are:
    Patricia P, SaraLee, LIbby Dodd, Tina Yakel, Jenn Scott and Susie R.
    Email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your mailing address.
    Thanks everyone for playing along and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Duffy

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  17. Sorry I am late. I can't wait to read this boo.

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    1. Hi, Judy. Thanks so much. Always a good time in Savannah with Reagan and the gang.

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  18. Looking forward to reading this book! =)

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    1. Thanks Melissa for all the support and kind words. Have fun with Walker on the run…or is that ride? Who would have thought.

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