Saturday, May 26, 2018

WeWriWa - 26 May 2018 - Without A Clue

26 May 2018

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues Paula’s meeting with her grandfather’s old friend, Philippe de Valois.  Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
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          Since she had no reason to hold back, Paula told de Valois everything there was to tell about the postcards. She also mentioned the anonymous telephone calls she'd received and how she seemed to be constantly running into the man in the gray tee-shirt. She even told him about her brother's missing bags and how her relationship with Luc had undergone a sudden and unexpected change.       
          She told him everything she knew and everything she suspected, then waited for his response.
          “What is your interpretation of these events?” he surprised her by asking.
          “I assume they all have something to do with the diary. But exactly what I don't know.” She took a small sip of the strong coffee and put down the cup. “And if I am being followed, whether by the man in the gray tee-shirt or by someone else, then I have to assume it also has something to do with the diary. Don’t you agree?”
         
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Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.
Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.
Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
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16 comments:

  1. I wonder if he has answers for her, or if he's looking for his own answers. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. This is a game of cat and mouse and I'll leave you to guess who is the cat :)

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  2. You're leading this reader on and I'm enjoying every minute. Thanks.

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    1. You're so welcome Charmaine. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  3. I love watching this develop - great snippet!

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying it. When I plot a mystery I think of a cat curling itself up into a tight ball. The ball gets tighter as the mystery deepens, then it uncurls as it is gradually resolved.

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  4. I wonder the same thing as Jessica Subject. Is he leading her on? Great snippet!

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  5. Thanks, Elyzabeth. As I told Jessica, you have to figure out who is the cat and who is the mouse.

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  6. Hmmm... The plot thickens! I think this man is "dumb like a fox". :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. You definitely have Philippe's number.

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  7. This gets more and more intriguing. Great snippet!

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  8. I sure hope this old dude she's spilling everything to is an honest guy.

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  9. I hope he doesn't blow her off or feed her a bunch of nonsense. I want him to be a good guy and help her.

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