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    These stories are very slightly, if at all, based on personal experience. By way of amusing family and friends, I occasionally used their names in the plots, without asking their permission. As a result, few court cases are now pending.
     

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    Skype (3) – Scatter Brains

    She called David’s number and the line opened, she said hello a few times to prompt the caller to respond to no avail. The line went dead. She tried his number 5 more times but each time the call was…

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    Skype (4) – Lapponia Necklace

    The blood drained out of Chief Inspector Hilary Jones’ face and had she not been sat down when Inspector Rigsby told her the awful news, she would surely have fainted. Robert Daley was an old friend. More than that in…

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    Skype (5) – Chain of Command

    Having searched the apartment all over again, Sam rationalised her sense of unease down to everything that had happened to her over the last few days. She had to do that in order to be able to sleep that night….

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    Skype (6) – Major Shareholder

    Sam woke up at the stroke of 6:00 am to the sound of the Today Programme on BBC Radio Four. She and David had programmed their alarm radio to come on at 6:00 every weekday and at that particular programme…

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    Skype (7) – WPC Appleby

    Samantha’s lawyer Richard Hall walked into the police station and spoke with the officer on the reception desk who led him straight into C.I Jones’ office. The office configured to seat only 4 people, including the swivel chair behind the…

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    Skype (8) – Big Data

    Cavendish: Chief Inspector Jones, we have finished with Mrs Conway for the time being but we may need to question her further, I don’t think we need to go as far as detaining her officially but, I am hoping you…

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    Skype (9) – The Fleece

    Richard Hall did not believe Mandy when she said David Conway was at the Reception Desk demanding to see him. Nevertheless, he put the phone down, walked out of his office, and down the hallway that led to the Reception…

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    Skype (10) – Sharp Shooters

    The alarm went off at 5:00 on Saturday morning and Jo Appleby wished she hadn’t booked such an early target practice session that morning. But, maintaining a proficiency level of 90%+ target hits can only be done through regular practice;…

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    Skype (11) – The Dry Cleaners

    At precisely 8:30, Inspector Rigsby came down to the breakfast lounge of the Fleece Hotel to find his friend Inspector Evans already waiting for him. They exchanged pleasantries and went inside a largely empty room and chose a quiet corner…

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    Skype (12) – Seven Lines of Code

    Inspector Rigsby switched his phone off, pushed it down his right trouser pocket and began to walk after his suspect who was moving fairly briskly now and with more than 10 years age difference, the distance between them was widening…

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