Carleton's Porch

new short featuring characters from the upcoming book.

Monk Buttman Mysteries

This is the third of the short vignettes for the new Monk Buttman mystery, A Twinkle in the Eyes of God, which will be released on 1/9/20. Carleton, is a friend of William Bohrman, Buttman’s name before he changed it. Lilith was William’s wife in Virginia.

“Well, what’d you do this time?” he asked.

I couldn’t tell if he was smiling or not. Once again, I’d spent the night sleeping off my miseries on Carlton Hinsman’s porch.

“Did my wife call?” I asked, trying to remember the night before.

Carleton laughed. “Shit, man, I think by now she knows better than that.”

“So that’s a no?”

“That’s a no.” He rubbed his chin as I sat up.

My head wasn’t screaming so it wasn’t too much booze that drove me here. “Well, I’m not hungover, so must have been another fight,” I said, pushing the hair out of…

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