Thoughts of a Troubled Detective
Another View of Jenny LeClue
Ah, the thrill of the chase! Oh, the mental invigoration of a puzzle! For so long, I’ve yearned for a real challenge in this town. Arthurton, so beautiful, sweet, and innocent resting upon layers of mysteries, murder, and lies. It will be a treat to sift through it all to get to the core of Arthurton’s dark side.
Arthurton is your cookie cutter college town. It’s rather smaller scale in a quaint location with a history that’s not much to really talk about. Of course, this town’s beauty is undeniable with scenery that robs its residents of any slight desire to relocate. Its home but nothing about it stands out. At least, before I was thrown into this mess. My mother can’t seem to break away from the college here. She loves teaching criminology at Gumboldt University and nothing could take her away. Besides, exploring Arthurton has grown into an adventure significantly greater than I ever could’ve imagined.
Detective Jenny LeClue at your service! Equipped with my trusty flashlight, tedious observation and calculation of the teensiest details, and uncanny intuition. There is no case that is unsolvable if I’m working on it. Missing pets? Can’t find your car keys? Who’s the mischievous little devil that keeps relocating your beloved TV remote? Hah! Petty cases! They are no match for me.
A young detective is considered a complete oddity. Even if you consider my heritage with my mother as a criminologist, my father as a medical examiner, and my grandpa, the sheriff, I’m still a bit weird to everyone in Arthurton for my quirky love for mysteries. Often in my case, my age has held me back from valuable information only making the case harder. However, great detectives find alternative routes around any roadblocks, both figuratively and literally, to get to the truth. Regardless of the situation, I uncover an unconventional method of finding the information needed. From the darkest basements, creepiest caverns, and filthiest hotel rooms, I find my way to make it work. I was certain I could juggle anything.
Until the day Dean Strausberry was murdered.
It was undeniable, all the evidence was there. Everything seemed to be pointing directly her way perfectly. She was the last person to see him alive and have any contact with him prior to his death. I dare not to jump to any conclusions because it just doesn’t line up. I doubt she has the ability to hurt another human being. Is there even a motive for her to kill the Dean? Does anyone really have a motive? He’s loved around town.
They are pointing fingers at my mom, of all people, and it’s up to me to prove her innocence. But people are acting strange. I’m treated like a little kid and the sheriff is staring at me with suspicion. I’ll begin with the library to learn more about the dean’s history. If I’m going to learn about any motive of a sort, it will be hiding in between the lines.
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/julie.jpg” ]Julie Morley is a freelance writer and comic artist from Spring, Texas. She attended the Academy of Art University for two years, studying Animation and Illustration. Whilst here, she learned about writing comic scripts, storyboards, and general storytelling. Since leaving college, she has been working on personal comic projects, stories, and illustrations. She aspires to release a self published comic within two years. For the majority of her life, she has been playing console games, typically being third-person shooters and sandboxes. Her favorite game of existence is Dark Cloud II (Dark Chronicle) and her favorite Indie game is Gone Home.[/author]