Sunday, August 26, 2012

What's The Pendleton Files?

   The Pendleton Files are case files from a fictional character named Lydia Pendleton. She's a widower heiress who somehow ends up getting the strangest cases you've ever heard of. A homeless man head explodes in broad daylight. A Russian Mafia mob boss is murdered in a KGB tunnel that hasn't been used since the 1800's, ... in Portland Oregon. Just to name a few.

   I started this blog in September 8, 2007 with a post titled Just Started! and subtitled it "Welcome to the world of Lydia Pendleton". For those who haven't read it, here it is again.

   "First, let me tell you who I am. My name is Lydia Lillian Pendleton, III. Like my grandmother, I was named after my great, great grandmother Lydia L. Pendleton. She was an important and influential pioneer in the Northwest Territory. Everyone’s heard of the Pendletons ever since Portland, Oregon had become an established settlement."

   Chapter One introduces us to our heroin, an affluent and recently widowed private detective. Her husband, Thomas Addison P. I., had unfortunately interviewed the wrong person at the wrong time and met with a tragic end.
In this first book of the series, Lydia, along with the support of her best friend, Susan Whindall, and her son, Scott Addison-Pendleton, a second year college student and software writer, tackles her first major case without the expertise and experience of her husband. A case that has the pesky habit of having more questions come up when answers to other questions are revealed.
A Russian Mafia mob boss puts her skills to the test by hiring her to find out who killed his brother. But in doing so, he also reveals secrets that lay beneath the streets of the Rose City. Secrets that had been there for more than a century.
He informs her that "There are more tunnels down there than anyone knows, and they were used for more than just Shanghaiing."
   Of course the opening line has changed since then. In fact, a lot of opening lines are either different or eliminated all together.
   I wish I had more time, but as I've said before, I don't get enough time to work on writing the series. So I definitely don't have time for this blog, but I'm trying. And I will continue to try.
To be continued next week with: "What's The Pendleton Files? Part 2."

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