The Big Sleet

Just when I thought things were cooling off in the city things started hotting up again.

These remains were found in Chapelfield Garden at first light. I was shocked. Usually a place for grannies and kids and we get another icing in plain sight – but no witnesses!

The Forensics team will have to work fast given the conditions.

Meanwhile I have sent Junior out looking for a pink and cream van that was seen in the area. The sound system was heard to be playing “Pop! Goes The Weasel.”

Maybe it’s a clue, maybe not. If so, it’s all we’ve got. I admit, I am clutching at straws.

Once had a guy wanting to base a film around my detective work. He said ideally John Thaw would have played the lead. He would have had more luck asking Jon Snow.

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CLP 16/02/2021

Mr Tee: Snow Evidence

With facts thin on the ground, we had to let Mr Tee go. It will be impossible to get a grip on him unless he really slips up. He’s a master of disguise. It’s likely he’s completely evaporated by now.

The Chief has got a hot temper, which hasn’t helped in questioning such a cool customer. The enquiry has been brushed aside, filed with the cold cases.

It leaves me cold to think the Norwich Carrotter might be out there still. I think he’ll be back, it’s just a matter of time. I’ll just grit my teeth, be patient and throw some salt over my shoulder for luck. Nothing to get hot under the collar about.

It pays to keep a cool head in this game.

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CLP 14/02/2021

Norwich Carrotting Case

We had a hot tip from a nark in south-east London about Cedric’s icing. The lead went cold on us pretty fast. The person we wanted to speak to had slipped out of the country.

I asked The Chief for more resources for this enquiry before things snowball out of control. He said there’s a freeze on spending. It’s crystal clear more people are needed to work this case, or it will continue at a glacial pace.

The likely source of the weapon has been identified. We’re pretty sure it was from the organic frozen vegetable range in the Iceland on St. Stephen’s Street.

I wasn’t expecting an avalanche of witnesses, after the call to the public for help, but I realise the local football team play in yellow for good reason – the locals are scared. If we lean on the right person I’m sure they’ll sing like a canary.

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Follow the Snow Falling On Cedric Mystery so far:

Episode 1: https://voyageswriting.com/2021/02/10/snow-falling-on-cedric/

Episode 2: https://voyageswriting.com/2021/02/11/suspects-held-for-questioning/

Episode 3: https://voyageswriting.com/2021/02/12/call-for-witnesses/

Episode 4: https://voyageswriting.com/2021/02/12/norwich-carrotting-breaking-news/

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CLP 12/02/2021

Norwich Carrotting – Breaking News

We put the squeeze on known associates of the suspects. One of them cracked, the other said he wouldn’t split on his friends.

We went looking for others but they seem to have melted away into the gutters of this cold-hearted city.

Had to have a word with the junior detective on the case after he said, “Don’t know about you guv, but they all look the same to me.” That was not very PC of him.

Things have been a little frosty between us as a result.

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CLP 12/02/2021

Call for Witnesses

We need to move fast in the carrotting case. Frankly, we are stumped. Witnesses are turning out to be a little flakey.

The Chief is putting pressure on, “We can’t afford to let this slide.” he told today’s briefing. Still looking for a motive, but I got a hunch that lots of lolly will be involved.

If you know anything call our hotline.

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CLP 12/02/2021

Suspects Held for Questioning

Three suspects are being questioned in the recent Norwich carrotting case. Refusing to answer questions. They think by keeping cool they’ll get away with it. Time to put the heat on them.

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CLP 11/02/2021