The City of Baj’Haii in the early days of warm seductive Autumn – The three moons hung palely in the early morning sky. It was the start of a crazed week for Geo-Grange Safaris, private investigator to the Hash Tag Celebrities . On Monday a friend’s dog was killed by a hit and run driver. Tuesday the body vanished from the Vet’s – and on Wednesday so did the Vet. There are questions. Thursday there are death threats, and a new pet. Friday arrived and the Mojo Cinema Cafe was fire bombed by the missing Vet, who then conveniently dropped dead from being drowned. Things were starting to get complicated – nothing quite like a warm seductive Autumn in the City of Baj’Haii.
After a quiet weekend, Geo-Grange Safaris, private investigator to the Hash Tag Celebrities, received a postcard from the deceased Vet – who he had never met. The front pictured The Doppelgänger’s Epistrophy, great jazz, decent food & drinks – the note on the back directed him to see a distinguished professor of ancient history. It was the same professor who had been shot dead, along with the watchmaker whose death stopped all the city clocks at 11:01 a.m. that Monday . Now there was a clue.
Geo-Grange made his way along the Great Canal that meandered through Baj’Haii. He turned down Green Moon’ Veil, the shortest walk to The Doppelgänger’s Epistrophy, great jazz, decent food & drinks. Back in the old days, before the Big Glitch, a brilliant young concert violinist had disappeared after an impromptu performance at the jazz spot. Her husband, a performance artist and member of The Orange Chutney Moon RE-sistance ( dance, mime & temporal displacement music ), also disappeared. Funny thing, those disappearances were never solved. Still funnier, her uncle was the now dead distinguished professor of ancient history. Outright howler – drowned terrorist veterinarian was the husband’s cousin. If any of them were related to Colonel Mustard, Geo-Grange was going to take a much needed vacation.
Jazz fiddle vibes danced out of the doors of the The Doppelgänger’s Epistrophy to greet him . He was hungry, at least they had decent food & drinks to go with the great jazz.