“What do you suspect happened here?” Detective Ron Hayden asked his partner, Detecitve Jim Morrisey.”
“I suspect foul play,” Morrisey said.
“So you don’t suspect it’s suicide?” Hayden asked. “It sure looks to me like suicide.”
“I suspect the scene was staged make it look like suicide, but I suspect the vic was murdered,” Morrisey said.
“Who do you suspect did it?” Hayden asked.
“I suspect it was her husband,” Morrisey answered. “The husband is always the most likely suspect.”
“Yeah, I suspect that’s true,” Hayden agreed.
“I looked into the suspect before we got here,” Morrisey said. “He’s suspected of having a different wife and kids one town over.”
“You mean he’s living a double life?” Hayden asked. “We need to bring him in for questioning.”
“I suspect our suspect has already skipped town,” Morrisey lamented.
I suspect you’re right,” Hayden agreed.
Written for today’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt, which calls for us to write a detective story where someone in the story is leading a double life.
Also written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “suspect.”