Sam Goes Sailboating Hunting

Needless to say, I was shocked and saddened by the news of Maggie O’Halloran’s murder, but the fact that her body was found in the trunk of my car. I mean, whoa, that is some kind of message. Things were…

Grit Gets Back To The Office

It was good to get back to the office after the hospital stay. Emma greeted me with a hug and a kiss. I let my hands slide down her back and over the very short, flowered dress she was wearing.…

Grit Released From the Hospital

It wasn’t long after the D.A. left when the hospital said I could go home. I called my secretary, Emma, to pick me up. Getting out of her car at my place, I noticed my classic 1955 Nash Rambler Country…

The D.A. Visits Grit In The Hospital

“Hey, there, Mr. District Attorney,” I said, my voice sounding a bit scratchy. I was tired and feeling a little groggy. “Heard you were on your deathbed, so I thought I’d better get my ass down here before they read…

Sam Gets A Ride To The Hospital

From Chief O’Halloran’s house, I was transported by ambulance to SF. General Hospital. I kept trying to fall asleep in the ambulance, but the EMT’s wouldn’t let me. “Protocol,” they said. I was treated for a  concussion and a possible…

Grit's Back At The Chief's House

I decided to follow through with my idea of linking those mysterious photographs to the murder of the Chief. For some reason, I believed in their existence. I could be completely wrong, but Momma Blue's genuine sincerity when she recounted…

Grit's Getting Closer To The Truth

I had serious doubts about whether or not my plumbing was still in working order after undergoing the onslaught of one detective Nikki Santos. I was referring to the triumvirate in my groin area. I wince every time I run…

Nikki Santos Does a Number on Sam

There were semi-private booths in Lefty’s, and I grabbed one. I had started with a glass of ice-tea (I had good intentions) but segued to double scotch “on the rocks,” two of them, to be exact. With one sitting on…

Meet Nikki Santos

I had heard of Nikki Santos, I mean, how could’ve I not have heard about her. She was the first female ever to be assigned to the Homicide Division, and from what I’ve gleaned from those who know her, she…

Grit Runs Into an Old Friend

After leaving Emma’s, I stopped in at Ivy’s Coffee Shop in the Mission District. I needed to get grounded and fast. I had been making little headway in Chief O’Halloran’s murder and needed to get my ass in gear. I…

One Step Forward - Then Two Steps Back for Sam

I felt like shit. The bottle of Scotch eventually over-ruled the fine Cuban cigars. I do remember that as soon as I was half in the bag, I grabbed my secretary, Emma, and headed for Louie's Joint down at Fisherman's…

Grit Scans the Autopsy Report

 I stared at the autopsy report as it lay in front of me on my desk.  If you’ve never seen an autopsy report before, let me tell you if you are not a doctor, 99% of what’s on the report…