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Author Topic: Cow Eps. 425 - 429: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (Parts 1 - 5)  (Read 112 times)

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Episode 425: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (part 1)
Episode 426: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (part 2)
Episode 427: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (part 3)
Episode 428: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (part 4)
Episode 429: The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz (part 5)

• Author: Alex Acks
• Narrator: Sandra Espinoza
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz originally appeared in Alex Acks's short story collection Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures (Queen of Swords Press, 2018).

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It was a perfectly ordinary parlor, nicely decorated, pale lace doilies sitting atop furniture done in heavy brown and gold brocade. The general color scheme was maroon and brown, with enough pink and yellow accents to keep it all from seeming too heavy or dark. While many such parlors were given to clutter as the wealthy owners attempted to display both their taste and overflow of cash with countless bits of frilly golden bric-a-brac, this one was neat and carefully tended, enough empty space around objects to draw the eye and invite inspection without being overwhelming. It was austere and quietly dignified.

The careful effect of the decorating was, quite unfortunately, spoiled by the body majestically putrefying in the center of the rich carpet, a petite pistol with a mother-of-pearl grip still sitting in its lax hand. Even more disturbing to the serenity of the parlor was the shockingly tiny dog that stood next to the body, the white fur of its muzzle rusty with old blood. The little animal growled in what was presumably a threatening manner, though it sounded more like a teakettle burbling than anything else.


Tags:  19th century, Alex Acks, Alexis Goble, botany, burglary, criminals, Denver, detectives, dogs, families, Humor, inheritance, Jeremy Carter, Katherine Inskip, LGBTQ, murder, novella, romance, Sandra Espinoza, Steampunk, Summer Serial, swashbuckling, Young Adult fiction