A Farewell to Legs (Aaron Tucker Mysteries) by Jeffrey Cohen

By Jeffrey Cohen

The lifetime of Aaron Tucker - freelance author and stay-at-home dad - is whatever yet uninteresting. actually, Aaron manages to discover himself in far more risk than your average mild-mannered Jewish man. He lands in a homicide research while a number one conservative baby-kisser is located lifeless in his DC lodge room, came across by way of his mistress after her lengthy post-coital bathe. She (a former item of Aaron's affection) asks Aaron to discover the killer. Aaron does not see himself as an investigating genius yet he is taking the project, which does not take a seat good along with his kin.

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I called you because Stephanie recommended you. I did it because she’s a friend, and because her cooperation is going to be central to a story that everybody who covers politics is going to want. We’re tired of being thought of as Rolling Stone’s slow-witted cousin, and we want to make a big splash. She’s giving you exclusive access to her, and ‘exclusive’ means exclusive. She isn’t talking to anybody else. Also, I read as many of your clips as I could get off the Web. But still, I wouldn’t offer you the story if I called you and you sounded like you were going to read through the police reports on the Internet and write a story about the extinguishing of a strong voice for the fundamentalist right on Capitol Hill.

It’s a long story, involving a stuffed ballot box in a student council election. And even though the statute of limitations has in all probability run out, it’s probably better left untold. Before a fistfight could break out, I gestured to Mahoney. Stephanie was walking away. Mahoney bit his lower lip, but walked over to us anyway. “Well, look who it is,” said Wharton. ” “Knucklehead Smiff,” Mahoney answered, completing the ritual. The reference to the Paul Winchell Show was a long-standing bit between the two of them.

I almost closed the door on her foot. “Oh, no. Steph, no. ” I looked to Abby for help, but after the kiss, my wife was not in a charitable mood. “That was a fluke, a mistake. I’m just a magazine writer. ” But Stephanie hadn’t changed much since high school. She knew how to get what she wanted, and her wheels were already spinning fast. “One of the journalists Louis and I got to know is a features editor at Snapdragon. ” Stephanie stepped back inside, and I closed the door, so the neighbors wouldn’t be distracted by my terrified screams so late at night.

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