A Glimmer of Hope

Murder in Danger Bay BannerPreviously: Wyatt Earp? I recall watching a TV show about Wyatt Earp.”

“Yes,” Wyatt replied, “I have watched a few reruns myself, based very loosely on my great-great-grandfather. Chris tells me you may have a lead for us about the murder of Millie Gamboge.”

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Kauffman Roth

Murder in Danger Bay Banner Previously: Wyatt asked if she’d pick him up as his car was at Farkleberry’s for maintenance.

Soon she was in her squad and on her way to pick up Wyatt, her mind running over what she had just learned.

Season 10—Chapter 1—A Murder in Danger Bay—Episode 7:  An hour later Chris and Wyatt were at Silverthorne’s, waiting for the responder to arrive.  Chris filled Wyatt in as to what she had done placing the ad.  She was grateful for the internet where there could be quick responses.  Continue reading

Moosehead Town Crier

Murder in Danger Bay BannerPreviously: Chris jumped up excited, “I’ve got it, I don’t know for sure this will work but at least it is worth a try.”

As she hurried out of Silverthorn’s Café, she nearly bowled Boomer and AJ as they were walking up to the door, “Hi Chris, how’s the…” Boomer didn’t get to finish.

“Sorry Boomer, I must go,” she said, grinning, and got into her car and drove over to Moosehead City.

“Never get in the way of a woman on a mission,” AJ laughed.

Boomer just grinned.

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A needle in a haystack

Murder in Danger Bay Banner ©2014 Jack BoardmanPreviously: Wyatt was very interested and got his notebook out to jot this information down.  “Thank you for coming forward this is the first new lead I have had.” “Glad I could be of help.” 

The engineer went back to his buddies and Chris and Wyatt wondered who was driving that car.

Eagle Point Marshal Lieutenant Hiram Silverthorn, Jr. walked in just as the engineer finished was leaving, “Hello Chris, Wyatt, you look like you have news.”

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“…We have a lead.”

Murder in Danger Bay Banner Previously:

She found James in with a new litter of puppies that had been rescued.  “They seem to be doing well,” remarked Chris. 

“Yes, they are,” agreed James.  “Good to see you back, So much excitement around here with the murder and all.”

The murder!  She had forgotten all about the murder!  “Who was it James?” 

“Millie Gamboge and there seems to be no leads at all as to who might have done this.”

“Well Millie has made many enemies through the years, I am sure the suspect list is long.” replied Chris “According to Wyatt he is at a dead-end.”

James shook his head.  “Murder is not an everyday occurrence around these parts, very unsettling.” 

Chris had to agree this just did not happen in Danger Bay!

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At A Dead End

Murder in Danger Bay BannerPreviously:

Millie has just stepped out of the shower and put her robe on, a towel wrapped around her head.  She turned towards the mirror and screamed at what she saw in the reflection.

“Hello Millie, did you miss me?”  Hans’ voice sounded flat and cold.

Millie gathered her composure and turned to face Hans.  “Why of course I missed you brother dear. Glad you are out of prison.”

Hans sneered, “Yes I just bet you are.”

With that Hans shot Millie point-blank in the middle of the forehead.  She died with a very surprised look on her face as she fell backwards on to her granite counter top.

Hans smiled, turned and walked back the way he had come in shutting the door on this chapter of his life. 

He walked back to his car and drove out of Danger Bay without anyone seeing him.

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“Yes, I just bet you are”

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And he continued smiling as he passed through the villages and towns along old US 61: French River, Tom’s Logging Camp, Knife River, Two Harbors, where he stopped at the Vanilla Bean Café, Castle Danger, Gooseberry Falls, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Temperance River, Tofte, and finally, Grand Marais, where he paused.

Smiling and anticipating.

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Hans

Previously: From—Season 9—Chapter 8—Fort Justice— Episode 11…Conclusion

“Just adding to the legend of ‘Boomer Jack Boardman,’ I reckon,” Pal whinnied.

The talking soon morphed into silent-thoughts as they made their way back along the trail to Loco.

The silent-thoughts morphed into are-we-there-yet-boredom.

Many hours later they arrived at Boomer’s house and all were looking forward to its basement and modern facilities.

What none of them realized—the trail to those modern facilities would be a good bit longer than they expected.

 

Boomer’s Note: Those were the last words spoken in the 19th Century by our heroes…they found themselves in their various 21st Century homes—and just a little disoriented.

While they reorient themselves—let’s continue…

Previously (from “Who ARE them marshals?” posted 16 Jan 2014):

“Hey wait—you’re here, AJ; who’s guarding the prisoners?”

“None other than Wyatt Earp, IV,” Andrew smiled broadly, “I asked Cujo to send him to cover a shift or two while we interview townsfolk for our open deputy position.”

“He’s not staying?” Chris’ disappointment showed.

“He can’t stay, he’s in the middle of a homicide investigation.”

“In Danger Bay?” Sarah was aghast—murders simply DO NOT happen in Danger Bay.

“It happened just as we returned here, and he won’t say. We won’t find out until we return.”

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Hans Schwarzkopf smiled as he listened to the radio news, “A gruesome murder was discovered at The Hotel Lincoln in downtown Duluth. Police at this time have no leads but say this is one of the most brutal murders they had seen in a while.  The victim was identified as Ace Schwarzkopf.  We will keep you up to date on this investigation.”

Hans breathed in the fresh air.  He had been locked up in Sandstone Federal Correctional Facility for many years thanks to Ace and his sister Millie.  The contacts he made on the inside made it easy to plan an escape and have a car and money waiting for him.

Having taken care of Ace he was now on his way to Danger Bay to take care of Millie.  Satisfaction would be his.

He parked just off Brighton Beach Road in Kitchi Gammi Park and enjoyed the brisk breeze and savored what he had done, and what he would do in a few hours. He smiled.

He parked just off Brighton Beach Road in Kitchi Gammi Park

And he continued smiling as he passed through the villages and towns along old US 61: French River, Tom’s Logging Camp, Knife River, Two Harbors, where he stopped at the Vanilla Bean Café, Castle Danger, Gooseberry Falls, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Temperance River, Tofte, and finally, Grand Marais, where he paused.

Smiling and anticipating.

To be continued…

 

The legend of Boomer Jack

Fort & Town of Fort Justice Banner 3 Previously: A short time later, Boomer & company came upon Chris and the marshals, “We had a near run-in with some folks on the high ground five miles ahead of you. Chances are good they’ve left—but.”

“We’ll scout the hill, just to be safe,” Chris replied, “Why didn’t they attack doya reckon?”

“This, perhaps?” Boomer pulled out his new Farkleberry.

“Oh. I am SO jealous,” Susie’s eyes widened—just a bit.

“There’s one each apiece waiting for you in basement of my place.”

“How?”

“I asked for them and they came by next-day-mail.”

“In the 19th Century?”

“This is a blog—not reality.”

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“This is a blog—not reality.”

Fort & Town of Fort Justice Banner 3 Previously: “Can’t tell from here, but if he is—he’s only one.”

“Boys, get ready,” Caleb called-out, “We might have a target—ripe for the picking.”

Meanwhile—the stagecoach was moving at a rapid pace—the driver was too nervous to go slower—one marshal, to his way of thinking was simply not enough protection and he wasn’t paid enough to get killed.

He’d heard the reputation this Marshal Boomer had—lightning fast with that Remington .44 and a dead-shot at close-range—but even that wasn’t enough to calm his nerves.

Boomer had his eye on the hill off to their right—a perfect spot for an ambush.

On the hill—Caleb gave the order…

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