Wednesday, January 23, 2013
An Excerpt from BEER MONEY, a Mystery Novel by Dani Amore!
Fred punched some buttons until the close-up of the girl filled the screen.
“Can you rip me a still photo of this frame?” I asked. A plan was forming in my head and the nausea was replaced with hope. There was a chance I could help Gabby. Whether she liked it or not.
“Sure,” Fred said. He punched a couple of buttons while the final shot stayed on screen. In the tape room, I heard a machine start up.
We went back through the rest of the film. Looked for a good shot of the Hairy Man. We found one, where he briefly looked at the camera. Fred made a still photo of that frame, too.
Fred went into the tape room and a few minutes later came back with the photos.
“What are we going to do now?” Fred asked me.
“You’ve got a safe in the office, right?” I asked.
Fred nodded yes.
“You’re going to put the film in there for safe keeping. Don’t tell anyone about this, okay?”
“But the cops--”
“We’ll give it to them soon enough,” I said. “I just want to nose around a little bit first, okay? It’s my job, right?”
Fred shook his head. “We have to give it to them right away, Burr. We’re just going to create more trouble. Isn’t that withholding evidence or something?”
“Soon enough, Fred. In the end, they’ll thank us for helping.” I stood to go.
“Where are you going?” Fred asked.
“I’m going to break into an apartment,” I said.
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