Death in Diamonds – New Chapter 6

Boyle came back a few minutes later with Carol Bottomley. As they stepped into the office, she said, “You wanted to talk to me?”
“Carol Bottomley this is Mr. Curtis. Jake this is Carol Bottomley.” Boyle made the introductions. I noticed the formality he used in calling me Mr. Curtis.
“British, I can tell by your accent,” I said, with a grin.
“I am, Yes.”
Carol Bottomley was a tall timid woman with a long horsey face, and a flat chest with a sexy backside. She wore a gray wool sweater skirt with brown loafers. Her mousey brown hair was pulled severely back in an old fashioned bun. No wonder she hadn’t had any calls in a week. Carol walked into the office and acted as if she wanted to apologize for entering.
“Carol, how long have you been I this country?” I asked.
“Twelve years. I came over here just after I graduated from upper school, what you Americans call high school.”
“Carol, how long have you worked for Crystal?” I asked.
“Eight years,” It came out barely above a whisper.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you.”
“Eight years,” she said, this time a little louder.
“How old are you?”
“I’m thirty.”
“How did you get started with Crystal?”
“I was working for another madam and out on a call when the vice cops raided the house. The madam and the girls were all carted off to jail. I escaped the dragnet. Three days later when the madam and the girls got bailed out, I turned over all the madam’s share of the money I made while they were in jail. This impressed her and word of what what I did circulated around some of the other houses. The madam decided to retire and introduced me to Crystal.”
“What do you see as your future here with Crystal?” She looked at Boyle then to me before answering.


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