Robert Strasser is a St. Louis author. He co-founded the Tin Ceiling Theatre Company and helped create the seven/24 short play festival. He's reviewed theater for KDHX radio. He's written for the St. Louis Evening Whirl. He is the creator and head writer for the sci-fi web series Artemis Burn. His travel pieces and artist interviews have appeared on numerous websites. He also lived in a bookshop in Paris for awhile, and the Canadian police stole his driver license.
A compilation of the final 6 episodes of "Damien Loose." A mad cap mystery novel set in St. Louis. What would you do if you're long lost Uncle showed up dead on your front lawn? Well, Damien Berchshire's does and so....
9 of 10. Damien has met the possible killer of his uncle. Now he just has to prove it. Which isn't easy when you're going up against a charming VP of an international corporation. Everything is moving toward a deadly conclusion of St. Louis proportions.
"Lunch" is the preamble to the final episode of the mystery of the year. Do you know who done it?
Episode 8 of 10. Damien and Kinch commit the heist of the century, but it yields no smoking gun. Damien needs a smoking gun because his boss is about to fire him and Edmund's body just grows colder in the morgue. The only think to do in a situation like this is dance, so Damien takes his wife to a gala where they meet a killer.
Episode 7 of 10. After a crazy Saturday involving guns, farmers markets and a little drunken debauchery, the Berchshires want to enjoy a relaxing Sunday without a kid around. Unfortunately the hunter becomes the hunted when Damien's ex-girl friend kidnaps him, and the cops decide he's now a suspect in his Uncle's murder. Things get heated as Damien closes in on a killer.
Episode 6 of 10. The day after Ashley Marcum threw a brick through Damien's widow, he and the family journey to the Tower Grove Farmers Market where they run into old friends and a new enemy. This enemy is scary enough to get Theresa to do the one thing she vowed never to do. The stakes get higher as Damien continues down the path to his showdown at Mangia.
Damien Berchshire wakes up one morning and finds his long lost Uncle Edmund on the lawn. In his search for the killer, Damien must delve into a past he once thought buried, and do everything he can to protect his wife and baby girl from it. Filled with the sights and sounds of St. Louis, this fast paced mystery shows the river-city in a way you've never seen. Episodes 1-4 out of 10.
Episode 5 of a 10 part mystery serial. After an incredibly bad day, Damien discovers his ex-girlfriend may have killed his Uncle Edmund. Only a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum will get him some answers and hopefully wrap up everything into a nice tidy mess.
Episode 4 of 10. Damien enters the lions den. His search for a killer lands him in the one place on earth that banned him for life, the Lumiere Casino. Well, life is a long time. Inside, he finds an old friend and an old enemy. Things can either go bad, or they can go worse. The rollicking conclusion of season 1 of the Damien Loose serial.
Episode 3 of a 10 part mystery serial. Damien Berchshire continues the hunt for his Uncle Edmund's killer. He manages to avoid death in a trailer park, gets the phone call he's been dreading from his globetrotting mother, and discovers he's being tailed. ESCAPE, continues Damien's humorous picaresque adventure through St. Louis as he tries to find a murderer before he's fired.
The 2nd episode of a 10 part mystery serial. The Berchshires found a body, now what? Well, dead uncle or no dead uncle, the mortgage has to be paid, so Damien heads back to work where Dr. "Mad King" George Bennett rules the lab. A mysterious call in the night get Damien a lunch with a possible killer. Damien goes west to ask an estranged friend for a favor.
Episode 1 of a 10 part serial mystery. Damien Berchshire, husband, father, Englishman, wakes up to find his long lost Uncle Edmund dead on the front lawn. Has his past come back to haunt him? Probably, but don't worry, Damien has a plan.