Saturday, June 16, 2018

WeWriWa - 16 June 2018 - Without A Clue

16 June 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 and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. In this snippet, Philippe continues to try to earn Paula’s trust. Enjoy!

Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
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          “I guess that's that why my grandfather asked you to check up on me. He knows he can trust you.”
          Philippe de Valois finished his coffee and put the cup back on the tray. “And also because I'm the only person he can talk to about the diary. He doesn't know if you are here looking for Eric or for the diary, and it is making him afraid.”
          “Afraid of what?”
          “He is afraid for your safety, Paula. If the diary was not destroyed, then it was stolen and there is a strong possibility the thief still has it, and if you start poking around and ask the wrong questions, you could put yourself in very grave danger.”
          Paula tried to ignore the tiny sliver of uncertainty that crept into her mind. “I don't think that's very likely, do you?”
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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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  1. Still so much information to find out. The two men are worried, but Paula doesn't seem to be worried enough.

    1. Oh, yes, Paula is worried. But with her grandfather facing bankruptcy what can she do but take a chance?

  2. It's a long road ahead. Good snippet.

  3. Wake up, girl. You're in deep trouble! Why don't they ever see it coming? But then I guess we'd just be writing short stories. Nice scene, Christiane.

  4. I still don't trust him... :-) Good snippet.

  5. Oh, I think it's very likely she could be in danger. But...this guy is drawing out her visit without telling her what she needs to know. Good writing on your part, but it makes me crazy. LOL

  6. Who's she trying to kid? Sounds as if she could be in quite a lot of dnager!