Saturday, August 4, 2018

WeWriWa - 4 August 2018 - Wthout A Clue

4 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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          “The bill of sale was in Eric's name, not your grandfather's.”
          “Why in Eric's name? It was grandfather's money.”
          “I know, but there was a very good reason for doing it that way,” de Valois said quickly. “After your grandfather stopped coming here himself, the bill of sale was made out in Eric's name to avoid any problems with the Customs' officers.”
          Paula wondered why her grandfather hadn't told her about the change even though there had been no reason why he should. And with Eric dead and the diary supposedly destroyed he probably hadn't thought it important. Although if the diary had made a miraculous reappearance did it also mean Eric wasn't-- “Do you know what's in that affidavit?”
          “You can rest assured your brother has not returned from the dead.”
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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. That last sentence shows that de Valois has made a major leap of logic, almost like he's reading her mind.

    1. Like most experts, de Valois likes to release his knowledge in very small pieces.

  2. Well, that's disappointing news with regards to her brother. Still so much to learn in order to find this diary.

  3. Fascinating story makes this author want more. . .and now!

  4. I dunno, people have faked their deaths convincingly before!

  5. It would have been so simple, so easy if he had returned from the dead.

    After reading other comments, I'm wondering if he did fake his own death, though. :-)