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Sleuthing Trio

A Tale of Money, and Murder

By S McCellonPublished about a year ago 5 min read
Sleuthing Trio
Photo by Agence Olloweb on Unsplash

The streets of New York City were bustling with the sounds of cars honking, people yelling, and the thud of skateboard wheels hitting the pavement. Max, a teenage skateboarder, was weaving through the crowd, trying to make his way to his favorite skate spot in Central Park.

As he was crossing the street, he heard a screeching sound, and when he turned around, he saw an elderly woman, Margaret, lying on the ground. Max ran to her, and saw that she had been hit by a car.

Margaret was lucky to be alive, but the incident left her shaken. She confided in Max that she had recently discovered a large sum of money in an envelope on her doorstep, and she suspected that it might have something to do with the hit-and-run incident.

Max didn't know what to do, so he turned to his neighbor, Harry, a retired crime story writer. Harry was intrigued by the mystery, and together with Max and Margaret, they began to investigate.

As they delved deeper into the case, they discovered that the money was part of a larger scheme involving a wealthy businessman who was involved in money laundering and illegal activity. The trio's sleuthing put them in danger, as the businessman sent his henchmen after them to silence them.

Despite the danger, Max, Margaret, and Harry persisted, determined to uncover the truth. They spent long nights piecing together clues and tracking down leads, even as they were being watched and followed.

One night, as they were huddled together in Harry's apartment, pouring over evidence and photos, they heard a loud banging on the door.

Max's heart raced as he looked at Margaret and Harry, both of whom had an air of determination about them. Harry slowly walked over to the door and peered through the peephole.

"It's them," he said, his voice low and urgent. "We have to go, now."

The three of them scrambled to gather their things, their hearts pounding with fear. They knew that they were getting too close to the truth, and that the people they were investigating would stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe.

They made their way out the back door, and into the alleyway behind Harry's building. Max could hear the sound of footsteps behind them, and he knew that they were being followed.

"Split up," Harry said, his voice calm despite the urgency of the situation. "Meet at the coffee shop on 5th and Broadway in an hour."

Max and Margaret took off in different directions, running as fast as they could. Max could feel his heart pounding in his chest, and he knew that they were in grave danger.

As he ran down the alleyway, he suddenly heard the sound of footsteps behind him. He turned around, and saw a shadowy figure emerging from the darkness.

He didn't know what to do, but he knew that he couldn't let whoever it was catch him. He kicked his skateboard up into his hands and turned around to face his pursuer.

The man was big, with a menacing look on his face. He lunged at Max, but Max was quick on his feet. He dodged to the left, and then to the right, his skateboard at the ready.

In a flash, he swung the skateboard at the man's legs, knocking him to the ground. He sprinted away, his heart pounding with adrenaline.

When he finally arrived at the coffee shop, he was out of breath and shaking with fear. But when he saw Margaret and Harry, he felt a sense of relief wash over him. They had made it out alive.

They spent the next few days laying low, trying to avoid being seen by their pursuers. But they didn't give up on their investigation. They knew that they had to get to the bottom of the mystery, no matter the cost.

Finally, they pieced together enough evidence to bring their findings to the police. They were nervous as they made their way to the precinct, unsure of what would happen.

But the police were shocked by what they found, and they quickly launched an investigation into the businessman's illegal activities. With Max, Margaret, and Harry's help, they were able to gather enough evidence to put him behind bars for a long time.

Max felt a sense of pride as he watched the businessman being led away in handcuffs. He had never felt like he was making a real difference in the world before, but now he knew that he had helped to bring a criminal to justice.

As he walked out of the courtroom, he was surprised to see Margaret and Harry waiting for him outside.

"We couldn't let you go through this alone," Margaret said, her eyes filled with emotion.

Max felt a lump form in his throat as he looked at the two of them. He had never felt so grateful to have such incredible friends.

The three of them walked out of the courthouse, feeling a sense of accomplishment and relief wash over them. They had done something important, something that would make a difference in the world.

Over the next few weeks, Max felt a renewed sense of purpose. He had always been interested in solving mysteries, but now he realized that he could make a real difference in the world by using his skills to fight crime.

He began reading every book he could find on detective work, and he spent hours practicing his sleuthing skills in the park.

One day, as he was practicing his skateboarding tricks, he noticed a woman who seemed to be in distress. He approached her, and she told him that her purse had been stolen.

Without hesitation, Max sprang into action. He began asking her questions about what had happened, and he quickly found a witness who had seen the thief run into a nearby alleyway.

Max took off on his skateboard, his heart pounding with excitement. He knew that he had to catch the thief and return the woman's purse.

As he skated down the alleyway, he saw the thief in the distance. He kicked his skateboard up into his hands and began to run towards him.

The thief looked up and saw Max coming towards him. He began to run, but Max was faster. With a burst of speed, he tackled the thief to the ground and retrieved the woman's purse.

The woman was overjoyed when Max returned her purse to her, and she thanked him profusely. Max felt a sense of satisfaction wash over him. He had helped someone in need, just like he had helped to bring the businessman to justice.

Over the next few months, Max continued to hone his detective skills. He helped to solve several small crimes in his neighborhood, and he even started to gain a bit of a reputation as a local hero.

But he never forgot the thrill of the investigation that had brought him together with Margaret and Harry. He knew that he would always be grateful for the experience, and for the unlikely friendship that had formed from it.

As he looked back on his adventures with Margaret and Harry, he realized that he had learned a lot about himself and about the world. He had learned that sometimes, the most unlikely people could become the most important allies, and that fighting for justice was always worth it.

He smiled as he thought about the mystery that they had solved, the danger that they had faced, and the bond that they had formed. It was a story that he would never forget, a story of money and murder that had changed his life forever.


About the Creator

S McCellon

Hi! I'm a writer with a passion for sharing my thoughts and experiences with others. I've always loved writing, ever since I was a kid scribbling. Now, as an adult, I've turned that into a career. I'm excited to share my writing with you!

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