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Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 11: ‘Smash-up at Stinko’s’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/     CHAPTER ELEVEN More fun at MacLand. Mr. Milty creates a large scowling face in the Stinko’s Copy Shop  window down Oak Street. Te face stops traffic and causes an uroar. Later, Tyger, Mac Armor’s, Nick Bowers,…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 12: ‘The Fabulous Little Baker Girl, Bingo LeBoeuf and Dill Pickle’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER TWELVE  Joe organizes the team effort for the first encounter with Mildred Baker who has a doctor’s appointment near Touro Infirmary on Prytania Street. Tyger records Baker’s bizarre activity from a parking garage across the street….


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 13: ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER THIRTEEN  Carnival begins as New Orleans descends into the grips of Mardi Gras madness. Numerous observations are made about the festival. Tyger returns to the familiar spot at the Polish Dog stand showing tourists how to…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 14: ‘In a House, In a Square, In a Quadrant’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/ Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/ CHAPTER FOURTEEN Mardi Gras heats up considerably. Mac, Armor’s, Tyger and Sandy prepare for the Tucks Parade at Mr. Milty’s House of Horrors and Pain. Milty’s girlfriend Victoria and cat Blubber are confronted. Larry Bud Melman’s appearance at the Tucks Parade is…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 15: ‘If Ever I Cease to Love’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER FIFTEEN Mardi Gras heats up considerably. All heaven and hell break out on Fat Tuesday. Everyone parties their butts off at the Polish Dog stand. All aspects of Carnival from the walking clubs through Zulu, Rex,…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 16: ‘In a Black Box’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/ https://www.escondidograpevine.com/wp-admin/post-new.php CHAPTER SIXTEEN Back to IRS Inc. business. Tyger swaps out the car baby seat system for the deus ex machina black box secret video surveillance system. Tyger runs the system outside Mildred Baker’s New Orleans East apartment…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 17: ‘Through a Glass Darkly’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Tyger proceeds on a perilous assignment in the urban ghetto that results in a series of strange and surprising events.   CHAPTER 17 “Through a Glass Darkly”   “SURVEILLANCE PELICANA” CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Weisman 304  …


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 18: ‘Super Sleuth and Company Home in on Houma’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER EIGHTEEN It is April. Tyger meets Joe in Houma where Joe shares some insights into the world. Then, Lana meets them and they go off on various cases in the Houma area. Tyger kills time along…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 19: ‘Day at the Races’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/   CHAPTER NINETEEN Tyger, Sandy, Milty, and Armor’s spend the day at the New Orleans Fairgrounds, the third oldest horse racing track in America. Many insightful observations are made about the racing environment and the day ends with…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 20: ‘When You Got Nothing, You Got Nothing to Lose’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: Chapters 1-10: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapters 11-20: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-ii-chapters-11-to-20-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/) Chapters 21-30: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-part-iii-chapters-21-to-30-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/ CHAPTER TWENTY Tyger works a surprising case in Columbia, Mississippi. Discussion of the significance of the white pelican. Then, Tyger and Joe Fine go in on Dill Pickle. Joe dresses in full camouflage gear and hides in the…