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A Difficult Client-Arrondissement Part Twenty Eight

Boot steps echoed off the marble floors of the Tribunal de Justice. Jules Thibault, his hands shackled was flanked by four Chevaliers, one on each of the cardinal points and if that was not enough, four uniformed gendarmes also filled … Continue reading

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Educational Sojourn-Arrondissement Part Twenty Seven

Olivia had insisted on meeting at the Museum of Unnatural History. Actually, it was her father who had told her that her first choice, a small café in the carpenter’s district would be more trouble. She took his concerns seriously, … Continue reading

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Two Gendarmes-Arrondissement Part Seventeen

“It was more or less of a coincidence,” said Sergeant Gendarme Arpin. Mistress Rosamund took a deep drag of her cigarillo and regarded Arpin and Detective Durand sitting in her back office. One gendarme visiting was irritating but easy enough … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Webs-Arrondissement Part Sixteen

From the archives of the Coterie du Honor. Our Chevaliers have fought in many conflicts over time from the Oni Rebellion, the Hunt for Le Barbe Bleue and the ongoing Oil Paint War. While many have fallen, we have never … Continue reading

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Precise Protection-Arrondissement Part Fifteen

Monsieur L’Horloge, meticulously placed the tiny gears in the order that he removed each one from the chronoton. Adjusting his magnifying rig, he checked to see if there was any dust or other outside contaminates in the interior. Normally, work … Continue reading

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Talk and Tuxedo-Arrondissement Part Fourteen

Novice Hortense scrubbed the red stones of the vestry while the tuxedo cat watched. As unappealing as the task was, she reminded herself that there were worse things. Far worse. “I see, I see,” said the novice, “I was just … Continue reading

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Not Here Either-Arrondissement Part Thirteen

Olivia’s knack didn’t usually work this way. Finding the other earring wasn’t difficult, but retrieving became very involved. It was hanging from a chain around the neck of seller of lost hats. He swore that it he would never part … Continue reading

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Death and Complications-Arrondissement Part Twelve

The brasserie was silent except for the occasional clink of a glass, the turning of a page, the gentle glug of a drink being poured or the footsteps of the wait staff. In a corner, sat a woman dressed in … Continue reading

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Questions and Schnapps-Arrondissement Part Eleven

Dipping a pen in golden ink, she drew a diagram in the air. Both gazed with an intense focus as they circled it. “Very elegant,” he said. “Danke,” she replied. A moment passed. “However…” “I know.” “Schnapps?” “Please.” Monsieur L’Horloge … Continue reading

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Bread And Wine-Arrondissement Part Ten

Mistress Rosamund lit the last candle at the rim of the salt circle on which sat a plate of fresh bread and an open bottle of wine. Taking a step back, she rang the tiny silver bell thrice. The dead … Continue reading

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