By Katy Munger
Taking It To The Mat...Don't mess with North Carolina's Casey Jones-smart-mouthed ex-con, unlicensed P.I. and reluctant companion to a Barry White wannabe. Casey's gigantic and undesirable, with perspective to check her altitude. in particular while she's been double-crossed.
At first, Casey proves a sucker for the delicate blond who claims her estranged husband has disappeared with their baby. but if Casey locates the fugitive wife a bit too simply, she starts off to suspect that the stunning Tawny Bledsoe has performed her for a idiot. particularly while Casey will get stiffed at the price, then reveals herself embroiled in a homicide case with Tawny's identify written far and wide it. undesirable sign in hand and a nasty flavor in her mouth, Casey resolves to prevent Tawny as soon as and for all, however the conflict quick turns own while Tawny proves greater than a fit for the irrespressible Casey. Ego rattled, Casey laces up her high-tops to trace her nemesis to Florida for a Saturday evening catfight. Casey needs to go away her sweet-and-sour Southern methods a long way at the back of on the way to turn out that Tawny Bledsoe is one bad-to-the-bone babe who belongs at the back of bars-no topic what it takes to convey her down
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Standing beneath the only lamp on the street, Sherlock Holmes was smoking his pipe. Edging our way closer in the shadows and crouching there, we quickly perceived that the situation was an impossible one. As long as Holmes was planted squarely opposite the professor's front door, we could not hope to enter unobserved except by a diversion; what that diversion might be we neither of us could imagine. In low whispers we held a brief consultation. The strategy of retreating to the street behind the house and entering through the back door was raised, but several arguments militated against such a ruse.
Toby knew me and rushed forth, straining at his lead and wagging his stringy tail with ferocious energy and good will. I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way.
I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way. "We'll settle it up later. Good-bye, Toby! Here's a good doggy! Give my best to Mr. " he called out to me as I, with Toby in tow, stumbled towards the cab.