Notes from Bitternut’s Casebook – A Bit of a Puzzle

Every now and then, someone decides they want to direct traffic.  Not one of my officers, whose job it may be.  Some citizen just feels the urge to wave their arms and make the carts go.  Or, more generally, not … Continue reading

Dear Babylon – Safe or Sorry?

Dear Madame Steel I do not usually write this sort of letter.  Normally I write to the Scalentine Chronicle (you may have seen some of my letters, they are signed ‘A Concerned Citizen’).  However I did not think this fell … Continue reading

Extract from the small ads, Scalentine Chronicler

Berday, 5th Alster. Free to good homes: puppies.  8 weeks old, friendly. Mother – Thrin Mountain Dog.  Father – unknown.  5 Lower Battle Street Berday, 12th Alster. Free to good homes: puppies.  9 weeks old, friendly, boisterous.  Lively home recommended. … Continue reading

Notes from Bitternut’s Casebook – Body of Evidence

After weeks of rain, everyone’s grumpy and dull. I’m almost hoping for something to shake my officers up a bit. But it’s never good when someone turns up at the front desk looking seasick. Especially if they’re with Officer Ranil, … Continue reading

Dear Babylon – Coming Clean

Dear Babylon My boyfriend took me to meet his mother last week.  She’s dead. That is, she’s a ghost. I wouldn’t mind but she floated around while he was kissing me and she was making gestures. Encouraging ones. It put … Continue reading

Extract from the small ads, Scalentine Chronicler

Stoneday, 1st of Glister Wizard seeks assistant. Training provided.  1 silver/week and meals. Inshday, 4th of Glister Wizard seeks assistant. Requires sensible person with steady hands.  Training provided.  1 silver/week and meals. Berday, 12th of Glister Wizard seeks assistant.  Requires … Continue reading

Notes from Bitternut’s Casebook – Something Fishy

Hargur’s Casebook, Rivday, 16th of Prend Mid-morning at the Barracks and Prethin Claivitch turns up with his son Brolin, who is looking very sulky. The Claivitch family are old gentry; but Prethin decided to turn fisherman. “I found a ring … Continue reading

Look what I found…

Found this letter on the mat this morning. Now I don’t know who got the idea I’m the person to ask about matters of the heart – (yes, normally I deal with areas a little lower down, thank you, Jivrais, … Continue reading

Welcome to Scalentine

My name’s Babylon Steel.  I’m going to be putting some stuff here about my activities with occasional contributions from friends and acquaintances. Later… Like this:Like Loading…