By Garner Buchanan
Before the S.S. Victoria completes her spring run to Nome. Stumpy, Andrew Macfarlane, ex wrestler, ship’s detective, and pianist on “Old Vic” needs to peel away layers of misunderstanding and fake ends up in bring the assassin to the captain.
Because of his appears, Stumpy’s shrewdness is mostly underestimated. yet now not through Victoria’s captain, Thor Lundstrom. “Storm”, as his group name him, calls for the very unlikely from Stumpy and may get it.
“How can a lifeless guy be killed?” As he walks the seashore of the indian village, Hoonah, Alaska, this question is floated towards Stumpy by means of a girl shaman. very unlikely? Or is it? “You comprehend, or will know,” the shaman maintains, leaving Stumpy scratching his head, really his toupee--”time isn't a line, yet particularly a circle.” This complicated enigma is just one of many impossibilities Stumpy faces as ship’s detective aboard the S.S. Victoria as he makes an attempt to battle through the flotsam of lies obscuring the 1st homicide. Then there are more.
Short legged, with palms like an ape, Stumpy offers a gruesome appearance.
He is mocked by means of the passengers, till they listen him play the piano, and are enthralled via his sensitivity. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is his set piece for the 1st type diners, but he cannot make it prior the 1st flow. gruesome homicide interrupts his functionality.
For aid, Stumpy depends Victoria’s staff: Bobby Burns, purser, alcoholic and scared of the water; First Mate Smith, a pompous ingratiating boot licker; Matty, ship’s nurse who has ‘seen it all’. She is in love with Stumpy and should do whatever to aid him; As his eyes and ears, Stumpy depends the lads from steering who're touring to the gold fields of Nome. As excessive in personality as they're low in station they arrive to Stumpy’s rescue.
The Victoria, racing to be the 1st send of the season into Nome, is stopped useless within the water. Captain Lundstrom fumes whilst delays compound delays and strength detours. He desires to provide his detective a few slack, yet cannot.
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