By Garner Buchanan
Before the S.S. Victoria completes her spring run to Nome. Stumpy, Andrew Macfarlane, ex wrestler, ship’s detective, and pianist on “Old Vic” needs to peel away layers of bewilderment and fake results in carry the assassin to the captain.
Because of his seems to be, Stumpy’s shrewdness is generally underestimated. yet now not via Victoria’s captain, Thor Lundstrom. “Storm”, as his staff name him, calls for the most unlikely from Stumpy and should get it.
“How can a lifeless guy be killed?” As he walks the seashore of the indian village, Hoonah, Alaska, this query is floated towards Stumpy through a lady shaman. most unlikely? Or is it? “You understand, or will know,” the shaman maintains, leaving Stumpy scratching his head, relatively his toupee--”time isn't a line, yet fairly a circle.” This complicated enigma is just one of many impossibilities Stumpy faces as ship’s detective aboard the S.S. Victoria as he makes an attempt to battle through the flotsam of lies obscuring the 1st homicide. Then there are more.
Short legged, with fingers like an ape, Stumpy provides a gruesome appearance.
He is mocked by way of the passengers, until eventually they listen him play the piano, and are enthralled through his sensitivity. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is his set piece for the 1st type diners, but he cannot make it previous the 1st move. gruesome homicide interrupts his functionality.
For support, Stumpy depends Victoria’s workforce: Bobby Burns, purser, alcoholic and fearful of the water; First Mate Smith, a pompous ingratiating boot licker; Matty, ship’s nurse who has ‘seen it all’. She is in love with Stumpy and may do whatever to aid him; As his eyes and ears, Stumpy depends the lads from steering who're touring to the gold fields of Nome. As excessive in personality as they're low in station they arrive to Stumpy’s rescue.
The Victoria, racing to be the 1st send of the season into Nome, is stopped useless within the water. Captain Lundstrom fumes whilst delays compound delays and strength detours. He desires to provide his detective a few slack, yet cannot.
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