Saturday, August 11, 2018

WeWriWa - 11 August 2018 - Without A Clue

11 August 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 another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues on from last week as Philippe continues to explain to Paula the tricky situation surrounding the stolen diary. Enjoy!

Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
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          “What exactly does it (the affidavit) say?” Paula asked, careful to keep her voice offhand.
          For a moment, de Valois seemed reluctant to answer, then he said, “It gives no names other than that of the lawyer who made it. And he states his client came into possession of the item when she inherited her late husband's effects. Which is either true or a very clever move on the part of the seller. Because anyone interested in buying the diary knows its history. And, since it was believed to be destroyed in the explosion that killed Eric, without that affidavit a potential buyer would know it to be stolen property.”
          “But it was stolen. Eric wasn't married.”
          “Not to my knowledge.
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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. Case of the missing diary-how intriguing! Love any story with the mention of diary, so many untold secrets.

  2. Hmm, I wonder who this mysterious woman is...

  3. Piece by piece, things are falling into place, but no answers yet . . .

  4. Interesting choice of words at the very end. Not to MY knowledge, rather than not to THE BUYER'S knowledge.

  5. A serious situation and she's going to get to the bottom of it. Well written, Chris.

  6. Very, very intriguing, well written snippet!

  7. Oh, I wonder if Eric was hiding something...more questions arise.

  8. Ah hah! Nice twist. Maybe she doesn't know everything about her brother. Can't wait to read more.