Hello everyone, I’m Nate Edgerton. I’m the Chief of Police of Snowflake, Vermont and believe me, I have a tough job. You’d think that being the head cop in the smallest village in the state – only 950 people -- would be a plum job – an easy ride. But it’s not. For some reason, every time I turn around I have to run another murder investigation!
Don’t get me wrong. I really love it here in Snowflake. I love my hometown. It’s beautiful and peaceful and anybody who gets to know it would want to move here. It’s just that the murder rate is damn high. The problem is I’m gettin’ too old for all this stuff. My deputy, Bradley -- well what can I say about him? He’s no way fit or ready to take over my job. I’m pretty close to retirement age, but how can I retire when there’s nobody else who wants to take over and the bodies keep piling up the way they do?
Maybe it’s because of Lucky Jamieson. I don’t know. I hate to say this, but before she came back home to take over the By the Spoonful Soup Shop, I can’t ever remember any serious crime. There’d be kids joyriding, driving too fast, that kind of thing. Maybe I’d lock somebody up for the night who had a bit too much to drink. But that was pretty much it. Oh yeah, the paperwork. That’s no fun, but I don’t recall all this deadly stuff. What I’m wondering is if Lucky’s a magnet or something. You know, how some people just attract trouble. Well, that’s Lucky. She seems to attract murder.
Ah . . . now I feel bad. I shouldn’t say that at all. Lucky’s a real sweet young woman and she’s tough too. She doesn’t flinch from anything. In fact, truth be told, she’s been pretty much instrumental in solving all these crimes.
Whoa . . . a flashbulb just went off in my head . . . maybe I should offer my job to Lucky. She might be pretty good at it. But then who’d run the By the Spoonful Soup Shop? I should mull this over. Maybe I can still figure out a way to retire. What do you think? Should I talk to her about this? Do you think she’d even want my job?
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