20/20 Investigations, Inc…The Hotel, Chapter 11.

(If you missed previous chapters or stories, they can be found on my home page under 20/20 Investigations, Inc.  Now it’s time to grab some coffee and enjoy another chapter!)

That got me so scared, but also angry, so I determined to stay on and hire you to help me. Did you ever tell the police about the note you received?  No, I didn’t, she said, I could tell they just wanted to wrap up the case quickly.  They really didn’t seem much interested at all, she added.  How many officers are there in town?, I asked.  Only 1 normally, but 2 others came in to help with the investigation when I said I believed that Bill was murdered.  But after 2 days they declared it to be an accident and the other 2 left.  Well, I said, for what it’s worth, I don’t believe it was an accident.  But trying to prove it is the hard part, she said.  Perhaps not, with what I have discovered so far.  I checked that rock and it doesn’t fit the spot where it was supposed to have fallen from, it’s not even the same kind of rock.  It’s similar, but definitely not the same.

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A little squirrel I met on my walk.

Is that enough proof?  Well, I would prefer a little more yet.  How did you lift that huge rock?  I didn’t, I just did some measuring, with Muffin’s help.  Meow, meow!=We are a great team!  Now, is that all Jessica, or is there something else you’re not telling us?  Jessica paused for a few minutes and looked away.  I need all of it Jessie, or Muffin and I will be packing tonight.  Then she sighed and said, Trish is actually my sister.  We don’t get along at all, and she hated the fact that Bill and I moved here.  Although Trish and Bill seemed to get along quite well.  Bill spent a lot of time helping her with fixing things at her hotel.  Hmm, now we’re starting to get somewhere.  Do you think Bill might have told her why you bought this place?

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An early junco looking for seeds on the melting snow.

Yes, he did, we had a big argument about that one night.  Is Trish married?  No, but she does have a boyfriend, Roger, the police officer in town.  Odd thing is, Roger is actually Bill’s cousin, and no, they don’t look alike, at least not their faces.  But Roger is big, just like Bill.  Hmm, this is getting more interesting all the time.  But I wish you had given me this information right at the start.  I’m sorry about that, said Jessie, but even though Trish and I don’t get along, she is my sister and I didn’t want to involve her in this.  And yet it looks like she is trying to kill you, I said.  Yes, I can see that now, anyway, that’s all I know, honestly.  She looks at me, so I said, okay, that’s fine, maybe we should have something to eat.  Meow!=Great idea!  Muffin must be hungry, said Jessica, and I am too, so I’ll make some dinner.  What will you and Muffin be doing?

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Another little squirrel at home.

I think we’ll just look around the hotel for awhile.  In other words, you want to talk in private, said Jessica.  Just PI talk, I said.  Meow!=Yep!  Muffin and I walk up to the third floor.  Okay Muffin, now that we’re alone, what do you think about all this?  Meow, meow.=I think Jessica telling truth now.  Meow, meow.=She really scared too.  Meow, meow.=I not sure about ghost, I still think ghost is Bill.  Hmm, that would mean that Bill is alive, but I’m not so sure about that now, he might be dead.  We haven’t seen Roger, the police officer, it could be him that we have seen.  Meow, meow.=Jessica said he not look like Bill.  True, I said, but with a mask he could be made to look like Bill, they are the same size.  Do you remember what he was wearing the first time you saw him with Trish?  Meow, meow.=Yep, he wear jeans, blue shirt, jacket and heavy vest, like kind you wanted to buy to keep safe.

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…The Hotel, Chapter 11.

  1. 🤔 Now where this is going 🤔 Trish have a boyfriend and Boyfriend is a cop and he looks like Bill because he is cousin of bill. I suspect affair issues 😂 But all the activities doesn’t seem to prove that. Eagerly waiting for the next chapter ☺️ Going very interesting Steve☺️🤗 Love the way you have taken it.😉👌✍️

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    • I think maybe your thinking too much thinking about thinking! When is something right when it is wrong or is it wrong about being right? Or am I getting mixed up? Things keep twisting and turning around this story and it’s getting hard to know what’s going on.😵 Good thing I have Muffin to help.😸 But is Muffin getting too emotionally attached to Jessica?😻 Will that affect her judgement?😾 Will there be coffee in the morning?😛☕ I need to think about this.😂😹🙄🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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      • Great, now I’ll add these questions to my confusing questions already 😂😂. Yes, you got some valid questions, unlike me 😉🤓. But the story is really good in a interesting way 😍👌

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      • Thank you Simon! And in the next chapter comes…something, but I can’t say, don’t want to spoil things. I’m terrible. hehe. Well, time for me to say good night Simon, must get to bed. Enjoy your day!😃😺🌙😴

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  2. Wow ! What a mixed up family ! …wait …aren’t most families a bit odd ? Lol…good thing Muffin is with you…she knows more than what she is telling you…waiting for Friday’s chapter ! 🕵️‍♂️😺☕️☕️

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    • Yep, things are mixed up. So are some details. And I think Muffin is getting emotionally attached, not good, clouds the judgement. But what is going on? Is Jessica still holding back info? Is there any gold to find or just a local legend? Is there any coffee left? More fun is coming!😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️☕☕

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  3. YOU’RE GOING GREAT steve!!!! I ma starting…to …..get…scared……..a little bit!

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    • Nice to know you’re still enjoying this Eshal! I’m getting a little mixed up with all the details coming out, but Muffin and I will sort things out here! I hope.🤔🙄😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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  4. Oh wow! This is a surprise! Things are getting even more interesting! If before I thought I may know what is going on, now I have no idea….wonderful Steve and Muffin! 😉😻😻

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    • You liked it! Great!😀 Have a wonderful evening Nina.😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️
      We have a big snowstorm on the way, starting overnight.😳😲 Rained most of the day.🙂

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      • I do like it. Difficult to trust sisters that don’t get along—I’ve got one myself. This is just the kind of thing she would do to me.
        But, can you trust Jessica? Muffin says yes, eh? Sounds like the cops are all in cahoots too! Oh boy you’ve got a doozie here. Keep going!
        April snowstorm. Double yikes! 😱😱 Take care, Steve see you tomorrow 🐥🙃

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      • Just wait for today’s chapter!😳🔎 Yep, we got some problems to take care of here.🤔🙄
        We didn’t get much snow, we got mostly rain which is nice, unless there is more snow coming.😬 But there is 3/4 inch of ice on everything from the freezing rain.😳🙀 Fortunately we did get some snow that stuck to the ice so it’s not slippery at least. It will be bad when it starts to melt though,😲 which won’t be today.
        Enjoy your day Nina!😃😺🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️

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