Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Twiggy

“I know it’s Wednesday.”
“Come back Friday.”

 

It is Wednesday Story Day again and last week we found out that the engineer’s wife Mrs. Rafferty still lived in the tony suburb of Boxborough. We also found out she was living in a large house that was free and clear of a mortgage. Andrew and Larry are wanting to talk to her and have an appointment at 1:00PM. They are heading there now after a stop for lunch. Let’s catch up to them.

 

“I think you take the next exit, Andrew.”

“How do you know that?”

“The sign says Boxborough exit one-quarter mile. I don’t see any other exits.”

“Man, it is so nice having a turn by turn navigational feature named Larry Dunfee.”

“Very funny. Hold on. Let me get my phone. Hey, caller ID says South Tahoe Police. Hello, this is Larry…Yes, this is detective Dunfee. I can hold. Andrew, it looks like Captain Swartz wants to talk. Turn here.”

“How did he get your cell number?”

“I told the desk to give him my number if he called today. Oh hello, Captain. Thanks for returning my call… Uh huh, we are investigating what went on in South Lake Tahoe… Yeah we know it is out of our jurisdiction but that case dovetails a case we have here in Boston… If you call murder serious, I would guess so… Thank you. I had hoped you could give us some information about the Rafferty accident… Yeah, that’s right. You called it an accident and given the man had a BAC of 2.0. I think it was a little more than an accident… I don’t blame you. Having called something an accident and then going back to say something different doesn’t sit well with folks… I totally understand. Let me ask you if we come up with some substantive information are you willing to reopen the case?… Yeah, totally voluntary for sure. That’s great thank you. We’ll be in touch. Have a nice day yourself. Bye now.”

“That didn’t sound good.”

“You know how these small-town cops are. They don’t want any feathers ruffled.”

“I notice you didn’t mention the Cortez connection.”

“I thought about it but decided it would probably spook him. I got him to say he would think about opening the case with more information.”

“We don’t really need him you know. We could go to the DA there in South Lake Tahoe.”

“I know that, but the old saying keep your friends close and enemy’s closer. I want this guy to think he is in control. We can pull the DA card anytime.”

“You are a wise warrior, cricket. Looks like we are here.”

“Would you look at that place. I thought you said it was 3200 square feet. Looks double that to me.”

“Yeah, maybe the tax records haven’t caught up with an addition. Can’t go any further with this gate across the driveway.”

“There’s an intercom. Hit the button.”

“Okay here goes.”

“Hello and welcome to Forest Hill. Please identify your party.”

“Andrew Cummings and Larry Dunfee of the Boston Police department to see Mrs. Rafferty.

“Thank you. Please proceed to the south portico.”

“Go ahead, Andrew.”

“This is too much. The South portico? Where are we at the White House?”

“Just drive.”

“Man look at that house. Look there is someone by the door.”

“Pull up there. Roll down your window.”

“Good afternoon gentlemen. I am Sanders, Mrs. Rafferty’s attorney.”

“Of course, you are.”

“Follow me inside  she is waiting to talk to you.”

“I’m detective Dunfee, and this is my associate Cummings.”

“A pleasure. Come this way.”

 

 

 

43 comments

  1. It sounds like we’re going to find out more important information, or not. It depends on the control of the lawyer. A good installment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I have found when a lawyer is present conversation gets a little stilted. We shall see. Thank you, Suzanne.

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      1. Say it ins’t so!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Never good when you’re greeted by an attorney instead of a butler.

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    1. Isn’t that the truth. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Intriguing. The story has leaped forward into suspense. I love that the action has moved to South Lake Tahoe. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. These guys may get to Heavenly Resort sooner or later.

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      1. Gwen Plano · ·

        That would be sweet! 🙂

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  4. Large homes seem nice, but they’re so hard to heat. I agree with Charles…no one wants to be greeted by an attorney.

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    1. I know right? It’s like you know you’re going to have a bad day when a lawyer opens the door.

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  5. If you’re going to reveal how she got so wealthy after her husband died, I think I need to block your URL on my wife’s laptop. It looks like these guys have a chance to tie up one big loose end, but if it takes them back to Cortez, I don’t want to be in the car. The guys doorman/lawyer might not be so nice.

    I hope Twiggy gets her wish.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Dan. For your comfort I can tell you she was wealthy before her husband died. No need to block the URL.

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  6. And, onward we go! ♥

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  7. The performance of a lawyer always brings controversy. The plot becomes interesting. We are going to wait impatiently because this will leave us a good taste.

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    1. Yes. It is only a week. Thank you

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  8. The guilty ones always lawyer up early. In many cases, I get more out of the lawyer anyway. Some people don’t want to participate at all, and the lawyer can be helpful that way.

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    1. Lawyers have a trait that I like to use. They love to hear themselves talk. We will see.

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  9. The spider web is growing! It will be interesting to see how many end up trapped in it’s sticky threads before the end!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. It is like a web for sure.

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  10. I’m interested to see where this conversation goes.

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    1. I’m with you. Thank, Teri.

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  11. Oho, she’s already lawyered up! Even if she has nothing to hide (which we all doubt), somehow this is only going to raise Larry and Andrew’s suspicions. Carry on, good sir!

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    1. I think seeing a big ole house raised some suspicions.

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  12. Oh great. Not. Nothing like a lawyer present to help muddle any information they might have obtained…

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    1. So true. We have to trust Larry to come through…..er……well, we just have to trust him.

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      1. Right! 🙂

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Must have been a heck of an engineer to live like that. I can’t wait to hear what the wife has to say:)

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    1. Yeah, me too. Thak you , Denise.

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  14. My goodness. The Widow Rafferty is sitting nice. 🙂 Now my mind is going in all sorts of directions. What if she was having an affair with Cortez? What if that was the reason Cortez used and disposed of him, then set the widow up in style using laundered money? See?? 🙂 Good segment!

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    1. I like your style, Jan. A little too easy for me. We need a couple of roller coaster bumps before we are done with Mrs. Rafferty. Thank you . 😊

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  15. I’d love to pull up to a set of gates with an intercom one day, just for the thrill of it, lol. Good segment, John. Looks like the detectives were expected 🙂

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    1. Yes they were expected. We now have to see what they can learn.

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  16. And the stage is set for the next act of our drama…

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  17. This episode was soooo good!!! Between the wife and the Tahoe police, I can hardly wait till next Wednesday.

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    1. Coming right up. 😁

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      1. 😀👍

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