I guess Libris is starting to learn her limitations.
The old detective-who’s-chasing-himself story. Originally appeared in a comic strip by Ed D. Puss.
I have the feeling Manitius was killed 11 months ago, & the writer thought it would be a clever or amusing plot twist to have the body hidden in a trunk for 11 months & nobody missing him because he was an “eccentric”, without fully realizing all the narrative issues it would cause.
Dylan’s song about the JFK assassination. A masterpiece. (The song, not the assassination).
I have no problem with the police procedural nature of the story … many of Chester Gould’s stories were somewhat procedural in nature, even if some of the equipment & technology he used was literally out of this world or ahead of its time. But pacing is a key element of good story telling. We’re over 3 months into this story now, & Tracy seems no closer to solving this case than he was when it started.
The MCU doesn’t get caught up in those small technicalities.
Interesting. Recently the police on Long Island solved a cold case going back over a decade or so regarding the murders of young professional escorts. Among the clues were determining a vehicle spotted near several of the murders belonged to one individual & using a slice off pizza tossed into the trash to gather DNA evidence.
Those “Sawdust” cartoons that Chester Gould used to feature back in the day had more narrative momentum & cohesion than this storyline.
The only suspense now is if this story will end in time sometime next year for the promised story about the old man in the garage.
Maybe Sam should have taken that coffee break. He’s starting to talk to himself, a sign his heavy workload is causing exhaustion & maybe a mental breakdown. Or maybe somebody should have clued the writer in that there are such things as thought balloons in comic strips.