Fun House: A John Ceepak Mystery

By Chris Grabenstein

The newest novel within the award-winning John Ceepak secret sequence, set at the Jersey Shore.

What if a fact television convey like Jersey Shore organize construction within the fictional seashore hotel Sea Haven? What if hitting the gymnasium, tanning, and performing some laundry aren't the one issues the contestants get into?

By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking younger associate, Danny Boyle, need to babysit the buff and boozy children partying it up in a Jersey shore condo apartment for TV’s summertime hit enjoyable condo whereas concurrently attempting to cease the rowdy little ones from breaking the legislation up and down the beach.

But even Ceepak and Danny can’t cease one younger forged member from being murdered―and others from being threatened with an analogous fate.

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We’re with the ocean Haven Police division. ” and so they reduce to a thankful Paulie throwing up his fingers. “I am so out of the following. thank you, men. ” He heads towards the restaurant—before all these darkish clouds in his Saturday sky can open up and drench him. again to Ceepak, Skeletor, and me. 3 diverse angles. None of them very flattering. aside from the sky. It seems transparent back. “Where is your helmet, sir? ” says Ceepak. Skeletor kick-starts the motorbike and, in what they name a bounce lower (because they chop out an entire bite of motion, which makes the movie glance jumpy) instantly tugs down at the Boonie hat’s leather-based straps.

He listens. “That was once speedy. I see. ” Now he will get an earful. “Thanks, Chris. I owe you one. ” He folds up the telephone. “Well? ” “Chris Miller knew precisely who to name. ” 35 “AND? ” I hate while he retains me putting like that. “As I suspected,” says Ceepak, “the FBI has relatively an intensive dossier on Mr. Mandrake. It used to be first opened in 1971, the yr he made his award-winning antiwar documentary in regards to the Vietnam clash. it seems that, the president on the time used to be now not keen on Mr. Mandrake’s Nixon Lies, Who Dies?

After all,” the shyster argued, “Mr. Mandrake didn't pull the set off in both murder. ” Then he waved his gleaming cufflinked arm in Ceepak’s normal path. “These officials are those you need to be offended with, now not my customer. The police, during this example, haven't performed their activity; they've got now not apprehended the particular killers! ” “Louis? ” stated Miller, his voice calm, cool, and frightening deep. “Yeah? ” “Save it for the court. ” Rambowski held up his palms, pouted out his lips, gave us the vintage tough-guy “I’m-just-saying” gesture.

Um, am i able to take my holiday now? ” asks Lissa. “Yes, ma’am,” says Ceepak. “That will be a good suggestion. ” “Five mins, sweetheart! ” says Jimbo. “And you probably did solid with the script. stick with it, you’ll be a celeb. ” “Ha,” snarls Jenny. “Fat fucking likelihood. ” Lissa ignores Jenny and breezes previous Ceepak and me. I notice she nonetheless smells like patchouli oil and pot. I pay attention a locker bang open and close within the storeroom. most likely the place she stashes her bong or bowl. i suppose she desires to stash her weed a few position higher so we don’t locate it.

Ultimately, he places his face within the pea-pebble garden. “Hands in the back of your again! ” barks Ceepak. The horizontal dude obeys. “Danny? ” Ceepak retains his weapon informed at the ox whereas I paintings my approach at the back of him, slip the plastic loops over his palms, and tug up at the zip straps like I’m bundling monster cables at the back of my high-def television. “I simply have to consult Soozy,” the fellow grunts into the gravel, so it comes out type of mumbled. “You ever pay attention of a cell? ” says Gus. “Next time, drop a dime! ” the fellow isn’t suffering as I fasten his fingers at the back of his again, so i look up.

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