Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 28

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 28

Detective Grant emailed Harrison a zipped file with the complete police report from the crime scene and the information they’d extracted from the homeowners. The stolen silver was all vintage sterling that had been in the family for decades. The insurance value was well over four hundred thousand dollars. They had photos of all of the stolen items, but Harrison knew they wouldn’t help. The stolen goods were probably in the hands of the fence already and would never be seen again.

Harrison scrolled to the final photo in the file – the one of the glass of scotch left on the sideboard. Jeffrey Blake was at it again. There could be no doubt. The method of entry, the restrained rampage of only one room in the home to avoid setting off the motion detector in the hallway, and the signature cocktail left behind. Blake was back and was taunting him. He would know that, sooner or later, Harrison would be called in to consult. Harrison slammed his laptop shut. Blake was thumbing his nose at all of them.

Bedtime Stories: Silver and Scotch–Night 29