Sunday, September 8, 2013

At the Orpheum (Blogophilia 29.6)




[Montage of the sun rising red over the Mississippi River, giving a slight glow to the bridges and the Pyramid]

A few hours later, Sullens and Brick arrive at the Orpheum Theater to meet with the manager. As they walk through the lobby towards the office, he explains that the decedant, Mr. Kaye, came into the theater for the 8:00PM show.  As he entered, other patrons began to complain about his companion's clothing falling off. What appeared to be a slender blonde woman in an orange Speedo type swimsuit was actually a blow up marital aid.  Since there were minor children attending this showing, Theater Security asked Kaye to leave.  

They follow the manager into the office to review surveillance system.  As it turned out, the cameras covering the sidewalk outside the facility had malfunctioned and there was no recording of the incident.  

Disappointed, the two Detectives began to canvass the sidewalks around the theater to catch anybody who had been in the area overnight.  

Sullens: "Pretty typical situation.  No one really wants to say anything or admit they were in the area.  Hey, Brick! Let's get back to the office before the storm hits."

Back at the office, Lt. Martian waves the two over.  "As you know, I knew Kaye very well and we had worked together a lot over the years.  I talked to the Captain and the Commander, and we all agree it is best for me to step aside for this investigation.  I went ahead and gave them my statement and I am taking off for a couple of weeks.  Good luck and please find the $^&^ that did this."

"We'll do our best."  Det. Brick hugs her boss and he leaves.

"I feel like I'm trapped in a song."  Sullens replies. "You know 'The Way We Were?'  Something about misty colored memories? "

"Oh, shut up Metal Head." 

Then, a call comes in from the Medical Examiners office.  The autopsy has been completed. The Medical Examiner states the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, possibly by the butt of a gun. But there is a surprise.  When the fingerprints came back, the victim was not Commander Danny Kaye. They belonged to a Ronald Duck . Sgt. Farthing looks Duck up in the database. 



Duck was originally from Los Angeles, California.   He has prior convictions of Prostitution and Identity Theft in both California and Tennessee and was released from prison just a few weeks ago. Farthing looks for next of kin, but none of the paperwork lists any contacts.    
  
"So, Mr. Duck.  How did you end up on Beale St not singing the blues. Or anything else?  Hey, Metal.  You think we need to let Command know?"

"Yeah, but we'll let Marvin take his vacation. I'm a little scared of that thing he keeps in his waistband. He was looking like something out of Mars Attacks. Hey, doesn't he look little like Donald Duck?"

"You got that right. I'm going to put in a call out to Disney if they can shed some light.  " Farthing nods. "Did C.S.U. find anything that looked like a blowup doll?"

"Not that I'm aware of."  Sullens replies, rubbing his bald head. "You suppose the perp took it as a trophy?"

"Maybe, but right now we need to find out where Mr. Duck was prior to coming to the Orpheum. I guess nothing happens unless we dream."

"Thanks, Mr. Disney. I'll go out to the last known address and see what I can find."


{To Be Continued}




Part 1   Summertime Blues
Part 2   Three Hours In
 






22 comments:

  1. Frist!!

    I have a hunch Duck is guilty. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, etc. haha -David II

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    1. He might draw in his family. You never know.

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  2. Shame on MR Kaye ... letting the clothes drop off his blow up blonde.... I always manage to keep the wool on my Blow Sheep!!.. so there is no excuse MR Kaye... you're a sloppy pervert!!!!... :-(

    Now for the plot that's afoot!!...
    I know his head was bashed in.. but didn't ANYONE notice the web feet???.... sloppy IDing!!... :-( ..
    But now we know its Ronald Duck .. you will find the amount of people that want to see that guy dead will run into the millions!! and thats in the UK alone!!!... :-) *wink*

    Nor is it usual for Marvin to go on a vacation like that!
    did anyone notice if he had a blog up blonde under his coat or maybe it might have been his blow up sheep he always takes on holiday with him?? ... :-) ...

    lots to ponder over here Christopher..
    Can't wait for the next instalment...

    WHO WANTED THE DUCK DEAD???
    WHO KNOW WHERE DANNY KAYE MIGHT BE HIDING OUT???
    IS MARVIN REALLY INTERESTED IN SHEEP???

    DON'T MISS THE NEXT OF INSTALMENT OF... AT THE ORPHEUM!!!...

    loved it Christopher ... absolutely brilliant pal.. :-)

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    1. Yeah, the whereabouts of Kaye is pretty important.

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  3. That first paragraph had me ROFL
    You are totally on a roll with this, it’s great

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  4. I suspect Ducky had something to do with this. I shall await the revealing in the next episode!! 8 investigative points, Earthling!! :D

    -Marvin Martian

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  5. Why a duck? Seriously, why is it always a duck?
    ...
    Not to be overlooked here is, you have me longing for a trip back home, to the Bluff City... Memphis, City of The Dead.

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    1. In the words of the immortal Groucho Marx: "Why not?"

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  6. LOLZ!! Yeah, why a duck as Myke asked. It could have been a penguin like in Batman.

    Everybody wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die.That explains why nobody would say a thing during the investigation.

    ~Jos

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    1. Chilly Willy wouldn't work that well and Goofy doesn't look like he has relatives.

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  7. You have quite the whodunnit caper here, enjoying it! Way to fuse Ronald McDonald and Donald Duck together...Ronald McDonaldduck??!! Looking forward to the next one!
    Jay

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    1. Now, will the Duck family become involved?

      Stay tuned.

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  8. Some crazy twists - keep them coming

    TM

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  9. Compelling storytelling. I love it! -barb k-

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  10. LOL!! Blow up marital aid.... haha, that first paragraph started me snickering and it just got even better!!! Love it, this story just keeps getting better & better! ;)

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  11. Tee hee..
    I love cases like this with such interesting suspects and victims...suppose the
    "alledged blow up" might have sprung a leak and pffffffffted up to Mars?
    Can't wait to see the case solved! DEMME.

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  12. Loving this too funny withthe Blow Up marital aid haha and who complains about their companions clothes falling off haha and theronald mcdonald duck genius.

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  13. Can't wait for the next installment. :)

    ~~DJ

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