My Pal Iggy

“No one walks until we see proof that Kelo’s all right,” Bernie said. Kelo Printz was our client. If he wasn’t all right, who was paying?

“What kind of proof?” Portia said.

“Being in the same room with a walking and talking all-in-one-piece Kelo would do it,” Bernie said.


“See,” said Bernie, “that’s not good. This is starting to remind me of a Ross Macdonald novel.”

“Who’s he?” said Suzie.

“He was a crime novelist,” Bernie said. “And a great one. In his stories, violent acts from long ago echo down to the present. And here we’ve clearly got violent acts from long ago.”

Suzie took out her notebook. “Care to elaborate?”

Hey! Was that Iggy’s yip-yip-yip? I glanced out the window.


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5 Responses to “My Pal Iggy”

  1. Max & Buddy
    7:10 am on September 25th, 2009

    We're worried about Iggy. We thought Bernie and Chet were going to take him for walks to help out his people. He shouldn't have to stay inside all the time!

  2. Chet The Dog
    7:11 am on September 25th, 2009

    Hey Max and Buddy – just you wait!

  3. ALR
    3:26 pm on September 25th, 2009

    When Bernie mentioned Ross Macdonald I immediately thought of the Travis McGee series! However that was John Macdonald. Thank you, Google. The point is Bernie reminds me a lot of Travis McGee (I sure am dating myself here!) except Bernie does not live on a boat and Bernie has a great partner, Chet! That Travis could have used a good dog. I read Ross MacDonald, too..I don't believe he had a dog either. Too bad.

  4. Diane Brodson
    5:13 pm on September 25th, 2009

    And I thought of The Seersucker Whipsaw – but that was by Ross Thomas. I can't remember anything about the detective… I liked the sound of the title.

    Ross Macdonald's detective was Lew Archer but he morphed into Lew Harper when Paul Newman played him.

  5. Ivy
    9:24 pm on September 25th, 2009

    Hey, Chet. I'm lost. Who are Max and Buddy?

    I might have early-onset Alzheimer's…but I hope not.

    Anyway, Iggy needs daily outside time, for sure.


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