Cruller, Part One

Lt. Stine was this big shot from downtown. He actually had something to do with me and Bernie getting together, but don’t ask me the details. Maybe they’re in Thereby Hangs A Tail. Lt. Stine’s all right, but I like Sgt. Torres better. Right now Stine was at our door, wanting a word with Bernie. 

“By the way,” he said, “got half a cruller left. Think Chet would be interested?” 

Hey! It turned out I liked Lt. Stine just as much as Sgt. Torres! 

I went to the corner, got busy with the cruller. Lt. Stine noticed Suzie. 

“We can talk in front of Suzie,” Bernie said.

“Come on,” said Stine. “She’s a reporter.”

“This’ll be off the record,” Suzie said.

A complicated discussion, but I liked the sound of their voices.

Stine nodded. “Need to know what happened in the desert, Bernie,” he said.


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4 Responses to “Cruller, Part One”

  1. Diane Brodson
    5:05 am on June 2nd, 2009

    I could use a half a cruller myself. I wish someone would offer me one!

  2. Miriam Guidero
    7:09 am on June 2nd, 2009

    Uh, oh, Chet, don't get too busy with that cruller. Pay attention! By the way, our mom and dad loved your first book, Chet. Mom says as long as we are writing, would we ask you to check with your ama-amanu–amanuensis (what's that? Can you chew it? Chase it?)to see if he can attend this mystery convention that's coming up in our home town, Indianapolis, this fall. It's called Bouchercon. (Can't pronounce that, either.) Mom, who is a librarian, thinks your amanu- (whatever that is) would be a great hit and he could sell a lot of books. Arf! The website is He can contact Jim Huang at for more details. Please come. Of course, WE would like to see YOU! From Britty (Brittany) and Fred

  3. B. Stover
    10:30 am on June 2nd, 2009

    Stine. Right. Enjoy your cruller, Chet. (Have you ever had a glazed jelly donut? The epitome of decadence. However, you may not like the jelly.)

  4. David
    7:31 am on November 28th, 2014

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