Day One, Always Fun

Doing these posts.  It’s Rey, hey.  Welcome to Day One of the 99-cent Coco’s Nuts promo.  (Ya really can’t beat that price, can ya?)

This was our second successful case—and a challenging one it was, too.  Given I’m doing all five of these promotional posts, I’ll let JJ tell you how it all got started.

Take it away, Cousin Jilly!

As beautiful as a Bamboo Orchid and as cool as an English cucumber, Buddy Feuer seemed neither fazed nor anxious, given the grave predicament.  Tall and willowy, the thirty-four-year-old former society woman turned truck driver was easy on the eyes no matter what your predilection.  A “looker” or “dish” she might have been called back in the days of gin rickeys, trilbys, and gumshoes.  Some females truly lucked out in the comeliness lottery, as unconventional, chinchilla-faced Aunt Rowena Jaye was often heard to utter about a relation or friend (with a wistful, wishful sigh).

Buddy had contacted the Triple Threat Private Investigation Agency after researching our involvement—and success—with the handling of the “Gruesome Twosome Case” (as we’d jokingly dubbed our first P.I. job) and the ensuing arrest of our client, William Pierponce Howell.  The now-deceased WP Howell had been as wealthy as he’d been eccentric (a tactful way of saying f’g zany) and the murder of his young, pretty wife was not the only crime he’d been guilty of.  HPD’s Detective Gerald “Ald” Ives had been gracious enough during a media interview to credit the agency with providing “some valid crime-stopping information”, which had led to the apprehension of the millionaire and his equally culpable (f’g zany) partner.  The truth was we’d done considerably more, but we were cool with letting HPD take credit.

Our latest assignment was fairly clear-cut: prove Buddy hadn’t murdered renowned entrepreneur Jimmy Silone Picolo III. 

Jimmy Man-I’m-Fabulously-Rich Picolo was second-generation owner of a hapu’upu’u pickling factory called Braddah Jimmy’s Pickled Aquatic Delights (who’d have guessed preserved fish cheeks and eyes could be such popular delicacies).  In addition, the shrewd man owned JSP Capital-Credit Corporation and Balz to the Walz Incorporated, a demolition-construction company that knocked down buildings as rapidly as it put them up.  There were also pet projects here and there, little businesses he absorbed or annihilated. 

Slim and trim and relatively short, Jimmy was a cross between Dean Martin and Sal Mineo in their heydays.  Over the years, the attractive man had rubbed a few people the wrong way.  You see, equally successful had been his loansharking and racketeering—excuse me, alleged loansharking and racketeering. 

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Catch ya again tomorrow!

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Day Three, Yippee

Rey’s title, not mine, but it works, I guess.  Hi, it’s JJ on Day Three of the Forever Poi 99-cent promo.

I was hoping that Xavier Shillingford (our insurance-adjuster friend) might help me with the post today, but he has an urgent meeting with an important client on Maui.  Maybe next time.

A quick rundown re Forever Poi, the fourth mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, in case you’re not familiar with the storyline . . .

Our third official [paying] case has me, Rey and Linda solving a double-arson and murder.  Someone torched two new Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the ashes, and Xavier hires us to find the arsonist/killer.  There are a number of persons who could be the culprit—a former queenpin, an up-and-coming artist, two very angry exes, people with perilous pasts, money-lusting individuals. A few actually end up fatalities themselves. 

It’s a winding, rolling road we travel as we endeavor to solve the mystery, and we enjoy every minute of it—except maybe when we find an aimed gun in our faces. 

I hope I’ve tweaked your interest.  Please check us out at:

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