By: Jake Hatcher, Official Bookshelf Battle Private Eye
Dames. They’re a dime a dozen until one day one passes by and makes your jaw drop faster than a 1929 stock ticker.
Delilah K. Donnelly. Now that’s one attorney I wouldn’t mind handling my pro bono.
Get your mind out of the gutter, degenerates. All I’m saying is when it comes to dinero I’m broker than a piñata full of candy at a kids’ birthday party, and I could use the gal’s advice on all the mysteries coming my way.
After all, she’s the one bringing them to me.
My new employer, one Bookshelf Q. Battler, is some kind of whacko who spends all his time thinking about popular culture. Movies, television, music, books, entertainment – he can’t get enough of it.
But his obsession means he’s full of questions.
Delilah serves as a go-between, an intermediary, if you will. The nerd thinks up the mysteries, the dame delivers them and who solves them?
Want to know how this whole arrangement began? You’re going to have to pop on your spectacles and do some reading, Jack.
Part 1 – I return to my office on a dark and stormy night only to find a blonde dame sitting in my deskchair. She knows so much about me that it makes me uncomfortable. Hell, the broad even knows everything about my ex-wives.
Part 2 – The gal reads me my whole life’s story. Odd, since I knew it already. It’s almost like she was doing it for the benefit of 3.5 readers. Also, I dish details about a top secret mission I was involved in during World War II.
Part 3 – The blonde introduces herself as Delilah K. Donnelly. She’s a lawyer, which is too bad, because I’ve never met a member of the bar that didn’t make me clutch my wallet tighter. Come to think of it, this lawyer makes me want to clutch something else…
Part 4 – Delilah provides me a letter from an odd fella who wants me to work for him.
Part 5 – Cunning counselor that she is, Delilah presents an iron clad contract to me.
Part 6 – Do I sign it? Feast your peepers and find out.
No blondes were entered during the production of this story. One did enter a room though, hence the title.
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