Goat Parva Murders – 31

This excerpt is from the book entitled The Goat Parva Murders an English Murder Mystery book set in the countryside, starring two policemen who have been working together for a few years and get along really well. There’s lots of dialogue and banter with some humour thrown in amongst the murders and suspects.


“Thank you, Mrs Hills – we’ll be seeing you – oh – where’s Bingo? I haven’t heard or seen him since we arrived.”


“He’s in his doghouse taking a break from being near me – I scolded him this morning for finding another body and he seems to have taken it to heart.”


Barnes and Knowles bade their farewells and went back to Knowles’ Land Rover.


“So, Sergeant Barnes, what do you make of all that?”


“How would a dog steal a mobile phone that was charging and so was plugged into the wall?”


“A very clever dog, Sergeant, not only to remove it from the wall, but also to hide the phone, charger, and cord so that the owner doesn’t find it. I don’t think Bingo would do that – I think someone took them while she was on her walk.”


“A thief you mean or someone involved in the murders?”


“That’s difficult to answer at the moment, but why would someone involved in the murders steal her mobile phone – they’d have to know she was going to discover the body and then come back here to report it, so giving that someone more time at the crime scene.”


“You don’t think it’s the murderer returning to the scene of the crime who’s taking these items?”

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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