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The Big Witness (A Dragnet Fan Fiction Story) -- Chapter Six

  The Big Witness (A  Dragnet  Fan Fiction Story) By: Kristi N. Zanker Disclaimer:  All publicly recognized characters, settings, etc. are the property of Mark VII Limited and Universal. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. I, in no way am associated with the owners, creators, or producers of  Dragnet . No copyright infringement is intended. Warning:  This chapter contains some strong language, adult themes, and violence. Chapter Six When the nurse left the room, Joe asked Gladys the name of her boyfriend. When she gave the inevitable answer, both detectives wondered if the druggist knew of her being at the hospital. "No, I didn't have time to phone him," she replied. "Do us a favor and don't tell him you were here or that you've spoken with us," said Ben. "What? Why?" "We have reason to believe he may have tried to poison someone else," explained Joe. "So,  please , not a word to him." "Well

The Big Witness (A Dragnet Fan Fiction Story) -- Chapter Five

  The Big Witness (A  Dragnet  Fan Fiction Story) By: Kristi N. Zanker Disclaimer:  All publicly recognized characters, settings, etc. are the property of Mark VII Limited and Universal. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. I, in no way am associated with the owners, creators, or producers of  Dragnet . No copyright infringement is intended. Warning:  This chapter contains some adult themes and sexual situations. Chapter Five The next morning Joe stood before the screen door, Fatima perched in his right hand between his index and middle fingers, watching as the ribbon of smoke wove upward vaporizing in the warm inviting May breeze. In his pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers, he scanned the front yard for the newspaper.  Where did that paperboy throw it this time?  Coffee permeated throughout the house, while the radio faintly played a morning music hour. He felt so serene and at the same time euphoric after last night. He couldn't recall the last time he had

The Big Witness (A Dragnet Fan Fiction Story) -- Chapter Four

    The Big Witness (A  Dragnet  Fan Fiction Story) By: Kristi N. Zanker Disclaimer:  All publicly recognized characters, settings, etc. are the property of Mark VII Limited and Universal. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. I, in no way am associated with the owners, creators, or producers of  Dragnet . No copyright infringement is intended. Warning:  This chapter contains some strong language and mild sexual situations. Chapter Four As Joe ascended the concrete steps, suitcase in hand, he could hear through the screen door, Ma Friday and Dorothy talking from somewhere inside the house. Just as he was about to pull open the door, he heard his mother say, "…but Joe doesn't really talk about the war that much…." to which he yanked open and slammed it shut, albeit a little too hard. The smell of pot roast, although enticing to his growling stomach, was not able to curb his mood. Any happiness he had felt on the way home from work and upon mounti

The Big Witness (A Dragnet Fan Fiction Story) -- Chapter Three

The Big Witness (A Dragnet Fan Fiction Story) By:  Kristi N. Zanker   Disclaimer:   All publicly recognized characters, settings, etc. are the property of Mark VII Limited and Universal.  The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  I, in no way am associated with the owners, creators, or producers of Dragnet .  No copyright infringement is intended. Warning:   This chapter contains strong language, and some violence. Chapter Three Joe told Ben of his ideas on Monday morning, while doing routine paperwork, about contacting Evie again and Dr. Baird.  By two that afternoon, as it turned out, his thoughts from last night’s restlessness came true—only it wasn’t one disgruntled citizen—it had been several.  The five-year-old case would have to be put on hold for the time being.  The dead body of a woman who looked to be in her early to mid-20s was located in an empty house in a new subdivision.  Next to her lay a bloodied claw hammer to which the detectiv