Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers That “Too Much of a Good Thing” Can Indeed Kill You
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers That “Too Much of a Good Thing” Can Indeed Kill You

Even though the release weekend for Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 has completed, I still have on emore of the stories to revisit. Today’s Fractured Fragment Friday visits the 9th story – “Possession.” Life insurance can be useful, but sometimes it can be a case of “Too Much of a Good Thing” … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Struggles to Thwart an Old Nemesis Who Has “Hacked Off” Police Monitoring
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Struggles to Thwart an Old Nemesis Who Has “Hacked Off” Police Monitoring

Now that I have Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 ready for its May 20th release, Fractured Fragment Fridays can return to Jimmy Delaney, resuming with “Hacked Off”, the seventh in the series. At the very start of the series,  Jimmy exposed himself to mind control through an illegal AugMentor™ implant. Despite how … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”

This week’s Fractured Fragment is from “Hard Times” – the sixth Detective Jimmy Delaney story. “Hard Times” started by seeing too many commercials with women in blue dresses warning me to see a doctor if it lasts more than four hours (the things you see advertised on television now; why, when I was a kid…) … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”

This week it’s time to visit the fifth Detective Jimmy Delaney tale: “Killing Them Softly.” Writing a pseudo-speculative-fiction detective series, I often find myself looking for creative and unusual ways to kill people. It often reminds me of The Avengers (not the Marvel superhero club – the old British television series about secret agents Mr. … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”

This week we visit “The Right Idea” – Detective Jimmy Delaney story #3. I wrote “In a Flash” as a standalone short story, and thought that was it – but then Jimmy said “Hey, what about this other case, and “Mixed Signals” came to be. But once I let Jimmy in he wouldn’t go away. … Continue reading

Detective Jimmy Delaney is Fired, Then Framed for Murder in “Mixed Signals”
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Detective Jimmy Delaney is Fired, Then Framed for Murder in “Mixed Signals”

This week we visit the second of my Detective Jimmy Delaney stories: “Mixed Signals.” As I’ve said before, I never intended to write a SERIES of Detective Jimmy Delaney stories. I had written “In a Flash” as a standalone short story. I expected it to remain that way, but something about Jimmy just stuck with … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: An Attempt To Make Crime Truly “Victimless”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: An Attempt To Make Crime Truly “Victimless”

“Victimless” came from annoyance with the number of television programs I’d seen recently that try to paint convicted criminals who happen to have children as pitiful victims themselves. The push seems to be to stop punishing parents who are criminals because their innocent children will suffer (almost feels like an opportunity for these parents to … Continue reading