thereluctantmonkey
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Joined 06-06-13, id: 4772087, Profile Updated: 09-05-13
Author has written 11 stories for Trixie Belden.

Eh. I never know what to say in a profile bio. Consider that the "reluctant" part of my username. I like English mysteries, Doctor Who, Haven, small dogs, geology/earth science, and Lay's potato chips. I dislike Facebook, internet trolls, licorice, and bad drivers.


So what's a reluctant monkey, you ask? I honestly don't know. I took the name from an anonymous college student, quoted by Professor Anders Henriksson, in his book Ignorance is Blitz.

"The historicle [sic] period ended shortly after World War II-III. Historians and others attempt to pin the tail on the reluctant monkey of change."

Yeah. There's really not much you can even say in response to that, is there. :)

If you've never read Ignorance is Blitz, I highly recommend it. First, you will laugh so hard you'll cry. This, of course, will be followed by further weeping as you ponder the state of higher education in America, but it's still a gem of a book.


07/03/2013: Camp NaNoWriMo/Cold Lake Murders update: Topped 10K words already. This equates to almost 3 chapters. Whenever I finish this thing and then give it an edit, I will post it here.

07/06/2013: I'm now at just over 25K words, with five chapters done.

08/16/2013: CLM is now undergoing the editing process. I hope to have it ready to post by early-to-mid September.

09/05/2013: I've posted the first 3 chapters of CLM to my website (thereluctantmonkey[dot]com). I will repost the chapters here once the entire story is available.

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The Mystery of the Mardi Gras Mask reviews
A haunted plantation just outside New Orleans can only mean one thing for the vacationing Bob-Whites - another mystery to solve. This is a totally traditional story suitable for all ages. (And, yes, Dan gets to join the fun!)
Trixie Belden - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 36,086 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/5/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 10 - Hot Tempered Redhead reviews
High school senior Trixie Belden might not have ever unraveled the universal mystery of mathematics, but she's got her boss completely pegged. A little insight into Trixie and Regan's relationship. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,916 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 9 - All in a Night's Work reviews
Acting Chief of Police Trixie Belden doesn't spend all of her time investigating arson, robberies, and murder. Sometimes, she just deals with everyday life in a small town. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,328 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/24/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 8 – A Few Moments of Indecision reviews
College sophomore Trixie Belden attends an unusual fair (or festival) with two friends. Fluff with a tiny smidge of angst. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,584 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 6/20/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 7 - The Interviews reviews
Acting Chief Trixie Belden must hire a new officer for the SHPD. Her choices are... limited. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,678 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 6 - Trixie vs The Very Bad Day reviews
Some days, it's just better if you stay in bed. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T for language and some suggestive content.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,949 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 5 - Each Brick Laid reviews
A Halloween weekend surprise visit from her boyfriend leaves high school senior Trixie Belden struggling with ambivalent feelings. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,888 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 6/12/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 4 - The Beginning of the End reviews
In accepting an unexpected job offer the summer before her senior year of high school, Trixie Belden sets into motion a series of events that eventually lead to big changes in her life. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."] Rated T as part of the series.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,373 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/10/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 3 - Breakup of a Different Kind reviews
College junior Trixie Belden gets some career advice, and plays matchmaker in return. A short conversation revealing the dynamics of Dan and Trixie's friendship. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene".]
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,172 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 6/8/2013 - Complete
CLM: Interlude 2 – Was This Part of the Job Description? reviews
Really, Trixie Belden just wanted to be an investigating detective for the Sleepyside police department. Some job promotions certainly weren't all they were cracked up to be. [Another Cold Lake Murders "missing scene."]
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,504 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2013 - Complete
The Cold Lake Murders: Interlude 1 – The Reception reviews
Acting Chief of Police Trixie Belden isn't afraid to hunt down dangerous criminals, putting her life on the line for her family, friends, and town. Now if she can only make it through the wedding reception of James Winthrop Frayne III and McKayla Aneira Collins. She will - with the help of a few good friends.
Trixie Belden - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,904 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2013 - Complete