Hans Groaner walked onto the platform and scanned the length of the train.
The Orient Local had never been as classy as the Orient Express. Nowadays, it was just a decrepit piece of junk held together by spit and baling wire. It made every local stop between Paris and Istanbul and was only for the extremely patient [...]
There was a homeless man that was looking through the window of a nice restaurant. He notice a chef making a wonderfully-smelling soup. When the chef went into the other room to get some pepper for the soup, the drifter climbed through the window to smell the wonderful concoction. He apparently inhaled for too long [...]
The Gaetanno family of Chicago is entertaining their cousin Sylvio, who is visiting from Naples. After staying for several days, Sylvio is getting ready to leave, when he presents the Gaetannos with a gift. It is a lamp that Sylvio claims is a very valuable antique that has been in his family for 70 years. [...]
Sunday had finally come for Detective Max Gaetanno. It was the day of the auction. He was an avid collector of antique items. He was looking for something from the collection of a king, especially Louis XIV, as he did not have any of his items.
Finally, the collection of King Louis XIV came up for [...]
Another Max Gaetanno Mystery
The famous RiddleDude detective Max Gaetanno is called in to examine yet another grisly murder scene. He glances about the cluttered apartment. The famous columnist Theodore Burnside III had been fatally stabbed. His agent Roger had called the police when Burnside failed to submit his column to the newspaper earlier that day.
Having arrested Robert Corduroy, the man who killed Charlie Baker, a party was held in Detective Gaetanno’s honor. However, to test his smarts one more time, Captain Johns sent Max this letter:
To get to the party, drive to Green Road, where there will be a row of eleven houses that look exactly the same. [...]
Max got the call at 1am, waking him from a sound sleep. What shocked him into immediate awareness were the words: “We have a murder.” Max was in his car racing to the crime scene in minutes.
As he entered, he was greeted by Officer Brent. “What’s the scoop, Brent?” Officer Brent went on to give [...]
Detective Max Gaetanno was vacationing this summer with his wife when he pulled off the highway to get gas. While he was outside filling the tank his wife was watching Max intently. There he stood almost in a daze, his eyes glued to the rear of the car that was being refueled directly in front [...]
A man is found dead in an alley. A bullet lodged neatly in his brain. Detective Max Gaetanno is immediately dispatched to the scene of the crime. Max examines the scene: The dead man has a gun in one hand and a tape recorder in the other. Max picks up the recorder and hits play. [...]
Detective Max Gaetanno arrived at the grisly scene only minutes after getting the call – “Woman found dead in room 517 of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. (Apparently, he was downstairs playing Texas Hold-em at the time)
After looking over the bloody mess that was once a woman, he asked the coroner about time [...]