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The detective genre American Crime Story.

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The detective genre American Crime Story The fluorescent light outside his office continuously glowed on and off; this made the damp, dark and dirty staircase outside his office look creepy. An indistinct picture of him was projected on the outside glass part of the door, with a glass in his hand and his hat on; this looked like a detective movie in the cinema and the letters on the top of the glass, which indicated his name, "Detective Philip Marlowe", looked like the name of the movie. The study lamp was the only light on, inside his office. The dim light barely lit the desk in front of him. This was enough to show the piles of paper work mounted on each other in front of him, the ashtrays full of half smoked cigars and cups of coffee, which he had drunk to keep him awake, as long, as possible through the night. The many coffee stains on the desk, looked like fresh wounds which appeared almost on every part of the desk that wasn't occupied, by books, papers, coffee cups or the brown worn phone. Police sirens were heard so often; the cars always seemed to pass under the window of his office. The flashing blue and red lights shined through the window and on the walls; this made the broken wallpaper and the baldly painted paint on the walls look like creatures crawling up the walls. ...read more.

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Everything was going really well in his life when he had his wife, by his side and he loved the way he used to live with Julia. This was of course until five years ago: one day after work, he had got back from his office and was looking forward to having dinner with his wife, but, this time was like no other time, she was not there, neither was her car or any of her belongings, the only thing she had left behind was a letter she had written to him, in which she had explained she was in love with someone else, she had explained that she chose the other man over him. This was very disturbing news for him, he felt like being betrayed by the closest person to him. He looked at the sign at the top of the building it read in black letters, "T e C conut" it was meant to read "The Coconut". The old building looked grey under the moonlight, the bar didn't look like an remarkable place, the windows were blocked with wooden boards while the roof was partly caved in, the two plants hanging off where the sign of the bar was looked pale and dead, a picture of ruins, which was expected with the bar being in that neighbourhood. ...read more.

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"Oh no, it is all right dear, I don't need a lift, you just relax till I get back" she said hoping he would listen. "Ok dear, see you in a bit" she said finally. "Will you please do this for me? I have not got time, I have to get back to him before he gets suspicious" she said looking at him. He was going to say no but then he thought about how upset she would get as she had travelled all the way down there to see him and to ask him to help her. The hard thing was he could not say the word, 'No' to her face, as he had once been in a same position as her, he didn't think he'd be able to deny her his assistance to put her mind at rest by finding out, whether her husband was having an affair. He finally decided to say yes to her, "Ok, Mrs Jones. I will investigate this matter for you and will get to the bottom of this, but in the mean time don't be so upset as you might be making a mistake about the whole thing" he explained. "Oh, thank you so much. I have to go now before my husband gets upset, you don't know how much this means to me. Thank you again" she said delightfully and left the bar. Shahrooz Mohammadi English Ms Payne ...read more.

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