Mr. Mercedes - “Call for the Dead,” 1-13 Summary & Analysis

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In Section 1, Hodges, Janey, and Jerome have dinner together at DeMasio’s. Janey has bought Hodges a brown fedora because she says every private investigator needs one. Hodges is pleased because Jerome and Janey take to each other quickly. Janey lets off steam by telling them how many times Aunt Charlotte has called her and the things she’s complained about. On the lighter side, Holly has taken to Hodges.

Hodges gives both Janey and Jerome copies of all of his notes but lies when Janey asks what the Mercedes Killer has said to him on the website. He mentions that he sees a “path of investigation” (237) that might take him to the killer and Janey asks for more information. He suggests that perhaps Olivia really was hearing ghosts.

In Section 2, as they say their goodbyes after dinner Jerome tells...

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