Murder At St Marmaduke’s #26b

After another lengthy delay, St Marmaduke's continues... To read the first 25 chapters, click here. For the first part of chapter 26, click here. Chapter 26 Tuesday 12th November 1985: 10.00 - 12.00 Section (b) Clarissa checked her makeup and hair in the hallway mirror before answering the doorbell. One never knew who it was … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #26b

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #26a

It's been a long, long time, but we continue the St Marmaduke's story today. For a catchup on all that's gone before, click here. Chapter 26 Tuesday 12th November 1985: 10.00 - 12.00 Section (a) ‘Phone, Dawson! Bugger!’ Ernie Bulstrode disengaged himself from the caramel wafer cupboard, where he’d been trying to work out which … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #26a

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #25

For the story so far, please go to my St Marmduke's page. Chapter 25 Tuesday 12th November 1985: 03.00 - 04.00 Section (a) DCI Meredith tossed fretfully in bed. It was 3am, and he hadn’t had a wink of sleep since throwing the duvet over himself at eleven. Beside him, his wife said, ‘Still not … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #25

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #24

For the story so far, please click here. Chapter 24 Monday 11th November 1985: 08.00 - 08.35 Section (a) Another Monday morning, another Monday morning prayer meeting.Joseph stared around the church and wondered why on earth he was there.Or, more particularly, how he was there.He’d nearly jumped out of his skin (which might have been … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #24

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #23

To read the previous chapters, please click here. Chapter 23 Thursday 7th November 1985: 09.15 - 10.00 Ernie Bulstrode was definitely, definitely, definitely not missing young Dawson. He glared into the wreckage that was the caramel wafer cupboard. Not only had date order gone out of the window in the two-and-a-bit days since the Diamond … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #23

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #22b

To read the first part of Chapter 22, please click here. For all previous chapters, this is where you need to be. I've noticed that now I've switched to Windows 10, the times in the chapter titles (eg 08.00 - 08.45 below) are suddenly being treated as hyperlinks. I can only apologise and say that … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #22b

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #22a

As ever, click here to read the previous chapters. Chapter 22 Tuesday 5th November 1985: 08.00 - 08.45 Section (a) ‘What the hell were you thinking!’ DCI Meredith glared at the four officers standing in front of him, all of whom displayed various levels of sheepishness on their faces. In Chowdhary and Dawson’s cases, the … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #22a

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #20&21

As ever, to read all previous chapters please click here. Chapter 20 Monday 4th November 1985: 18.30 - 18.40 Ernie Bulstrode waited until the last of the strange assortment of bods had gone into the Foster bungalow, and the last scream had died away, then lifted his wrist and glared at his watch, daring it … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #20&21

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #18&19

Once again, to read all previous chapters please click here. Chapter 18 Monday 4th November 1985: 18.28 - 18.30 From his vantage point in the branches of a conveniently-placed tree, Ronnie watched his son disappear through the wreckage of the bungalow’s front door. He didn’t want to admit it, and he wouldn’t have done so … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #18&19