Monk and Agnes Go Shopping

Fun little vignettes from the book, Where Fools Dare to Tread.

Monk Buttman, Hard-Boiled Private Dick

This is the first in a series of short vignettes featuring the characters from the new book, Where Fools Dare to Tread: A Monk Buttman Mystery, which was be released on February 21st.

Monk and Agnes at the store:

“What’s wrong with chips?” Agnes demanded.

“They’re not healthy! It’s important to eat healthy.” I assumed that went without saying.

“So what are you saying?”

“We’re not getting any chips,” I said.

“But I like chips! I want to have some chips. I’m not going to just eat apples and stuff.”

“Stuff?” Apparently that was her term for the other food in the shopping cart.

“Stuff!” she huffed.

We stood in the junk food isle sizing each other up. Some things between us made sense, the dancing, the drinking, the sex. Other weighty matters such as basic foodstuffs were more problematic. Agnes’ pantry was, minus the canned soup and Cheetos, empty…

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