Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving, But Murder?

as told by Samantha Spade

I did not see this case coming last year.  It was a case of murder most fowl.  The Thanksgiving turkey leftovers were poisoned when Joe Gamble tried to eat them for his Christmas dinner.

Going back in time, here is what I figured Joe was doing a year ago today – planning a great Thanksgiving meal – a meal that could drive his housekeeper/cook, Abby Stern, nuts!

His stuffing had to have a hint of sage, pecans, walnuts, and craisins.  He decided the turkey must be injected with apple juice and thyme.  The sweet potatoes would not be sweet enough unless candied, and the gravy made from drippings with ground giblets, only lightly salted and a rich brown color.  Dessert would be marbled chocolate pumpkin cheesecake.

He was sure Abby would knock herself out getting it exactly the way he wanted it.  He’d made sure she knew he was planning to sign a new Will on Friday, when his overworked lawyer was coming over to supervise.  So Abby would surely hope that a perfectly satisfying meal would help motivate him to sign naming her as the biggest beneficiary, as he had hinted recently.

Who knew that he would find himself dead within weeks?  But, ahhh, first, a day to give thanks for the meal of a king!

My lawyers and staff at the Gruber Law Office called me in after the fact to figure out Joe’s murder, but I will tell you the story about that some other time.  Right now we are hoping you are able to detect so many reasons to be thankful that your cup overflows.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers!

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