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Rubbing Out a Louse

Louie, our waiter, had square horn rimmed glasses, a nimbus of closed-cropped white hair and the same serious demeanor he adopted in 1957 when he began working at Musso and Frank’s. He silently slipped our coffees in front of us. … Continue reading

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How Many Names for Murder?

As the bus lurched down Hollywood Boulevard my stomach flip-flopped. Why did I agree to meet Bugsy Beetlebaum? I surveyed the scene through the scratched windows: gaudy signs advertising quick pleasures and simple salvation. As we neared Vine the sidewalks … Continue reading

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Stress and Distress

“Say the worrrrd I’m thinking of. Have you hearrrrd –“ My phone. I must have nodded off. “Lexie Kahn, Word Snooper,” I answered. A voice like an engine in need of a tune-up grunted, “Bugsy Beetlebaum. Murder is my business. … Continue reading

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