NYMysteries – Nov. 24


Forget about Jeff Bezos owning Long Island City. Thanks to old and new friends,  on Thanksgiving we dined at the Dumbo House in Brooklyn. Dumbo House is part of the London Soho chain, launched in 1995. It’s a club for the creative. You can spend the day at the Dumbo House wrapped around your camera, computer, choreography, art or film. Delicious food is served all day long in a perfect buffet style setting. On Thanksgiving  I had delicious shrimp and oysters followed by ham and all the fixings and my favorite, pumpkin pie. From the windows you can track visitors on the Brooklyn Bridge. From our table, we saw that for once the bridge wasn’t crowded. I took out my iPhone and was asked to put it away. I looked around at the bustling scene. Not an iPhone or camera in

In addition to standing on tables, our hostess is also a beekeeper.
Vinegar Hillybilly Honey
Our host, who is seated, and another guest.

sight.  People were talking to each other. Imagine, a club that’s glamorous and respects your privacy. Our generous host had a surprise for us. After dinner we walked through Dumbo to a hotel overlooking the East River. We took the elevator to the fifth floor where we entered a charming bedroom complete with champagne, wine and a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge. We had a marvelous time talking about old and new adventures.

Only the best Thanksgiving ever! 

Graphic Lessons: What do a thirty-four-year old, a nine-year-old and an eighteen-year-old have in common? Murder. 

Millie Fitzgerald applies for a private school teaching job, faints on a  dying man in the school kitchen, deals with a troubled nine-year-old  and with the eighteen-year-old niece of the murdered man.

Graphic Lessons: Nine-year-old Dana is the only witness who overhears a person fighting with George Lopez, the soon to be stabbed Windsor School kitchen worker. Who can she tell? Her mother who never listens or accuses her of lying? Her father who’s started a new family in Singapore? She tells Millie. 

Graphic Lessons: NYPD Detective Steve Kulchek is assigned the murder case at the  prestigious Windsor School. What’s bugging him? His partner being stabbed while Kulchek was buying cigarettes? Escaping an attempted car bombing?  His hated boss, Captain Dick Holbrook, being a trustee of the Windsor School?  Losing his girlfriend to Holbrook?