Warning! The images below may be disturbing for some viewers. 

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By the time I arrived at the scene, police had cordoned off the front yard at 4211 Cherrywood Lane while they waited for the coroner to arrive. The scene  was gruesome – a double Santa murder, the twisted, deflated bodies with faces beyond recognition. Third murder in a week and the residents are getting desperate. The cops weren’t too happy to see me but what’s a gal to do when the neighborhood association practically begged me to take the case, promising me a pretty sum to find the killer…


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No doubt about it – there’s a serial killer on the loose. And it’s no laughing matter. It’ll be a mighty sad Christmas without the air-filled Santas gracing the frost covered lawns and blowing gently in the arctic breeze, reminding us that it’s that time of year again.

The papers are calling it the crime of the decade. Cops haven’t even found the murder weapon. I canvassed the neighborhood, looking for suspicious clues. Found some strange tire marks on the lawns and spoke to a kid who heard an engine-like humming noise around the time of the murders. It didn’t take me long to figure out it was an inside job. I tipped the police off and we caught the perp and his accomplice just as they were making a break for it… He confessed to it all – he couldn’t take the competition.

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They’ll put him away for life. So rest easy, have some more eggnog and see you in the New Year.

Happy Holidays to one and all!