Sunday, March 8, 2020
What's It Like To Be An Amateur Sleuth - A Honey of a Time
Hi all, I didn't set out to be an amateur sleuth. I set out to run the best bee/honey shop on the Oregon coast with all handmade, locally-sourced bee products.
Then things got a bit out of hand when my cat Everett and I discovered a dead woman on the shore. So I found myself and my Aunt Eloise embroiled in an investigation. Office Jim Hampton, a handsome Paul Newman lookalike, made my aunt the prime suspect and I knew I had to do some detecting of my own.
Fortunately, I had my best friend Porsche and my aunt to help keep my shop, "Let It Bee" going while I chased down clues to discover a web of lies in our small town of Oceanview. Sleuthing without police backup is very dangerous and even my cat Everett was not safe from a desperate killer. Luckily I was able to save Everett and gather enough clues to solve the case. But it wasn't easy.
Would I recommend hunting down clues to find a killer? Not at all. As Jim keeps telling me it's very dangerous work. Desperate killers are not afraid to do you harm should you get too close to finding out their secret. That said, would I do it again? Absolutely if someone I loved were accused, become a person of interest or worse, find themselves dead.
Let me ask you, knowing the dangers, what would it take for you to turn to amateur sleuthing?
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