Lee Campbell 

I was pretty fuckin’ relieved when a limo half a block long pulled up alongside the Karmann-Ghia. Mr. Marco exited my car and got into the limo and disappeared. I sat there for some time, just staring at all the…

The Deal

"Ok, let's hear this deal," I said.  "First, Rocco knows he not a go free," Marco said. That's a relief, I thought. That would put the 'deal' right into the shitter. There was no way this guy Rocco was going…

The Unsafe Deposit Box

I had just paid the valet for bringing me my Karmann-Ghia at Scoma's restaurant and had gotten into the driver's seat when the passenger door opened. Someone I didn't know slid into the passenger seat and closed the door. This…

The Judge Lays Down The Law

I called D.A. Campbell, who told me he was meeting Judge Steven Gerick Jr. for lunch. Campbell asked if I’d like to join them. We met at Scoma’s, a seafood restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf, which just happened to be my…

The Safe Deposit Box 

I called D.A. Campbell from my office thinking he was the one that might have some answers about gaining access to a safe-deposit box. When I mentioned the safe-deposit box, the excitement in the District Attorney’s voice tended to cement…

The Red Notebook Mystery 

By the time I was finished at Horse Trader Ed's and had been given the keys to the Karmann Ghia, Emma was walking toward me.  "Is that your car, Sam?" she asked. I nodded. "Hey, I love those. What's the…

Horse Trader Ed

I left Lady of Erin and the yacht harbor with the red notebook clamped under my arm.  Instead of returning to the office, I had the cab drop me off at my houseboat. My dogs were all over me, of…

Nikki Finds A Notebook

SAM! COME IN HERE! I made my way into the master stateroom where Nikki had been searching. I hadn’t found shit searching the rest of the boat.  Entering through the small doorway, I saw Nikki standing in the middle of…

Sam and Nikki Check Out The Lady of Erin

Expectations are not full proof, and that was the case with Nikki Santos. When she arrived at the Windjammer Bar and Grill, she looked hotter than a summer in Phoenix. I was expecting some heavy flirting before we headed over…

Sam At The Windjammer Bar & Grill

Not far from the Yacht Harbor was the Windjammer Bar and Grill. I have to admit the old adage “two birds with one stone” immediately came to mind. I could call Emma to see what the ‘emergency’ was and ‘wet…

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.…