Christopher McKarton: Retired Detective

He’s seen it all. And solved it all. But when an 8mm movie of his past shows up, Christoper McKarton might be back in the game.

The Retired Detective

A novel with video

By Walt Jaschek

My name is Christopher McKarton.

I’m a detective.

Or I was.

I’m retired.


I prefer detecting buds in my garden to detecting clues in a case.

Though in some ways, they’re the same.

My peaceful little retirement garden got a shock when a package arrived in the mail.

Inside: a reel of 8mm movie film on a 3-inch spindle.

No labels. No return address.

“What’s this?,” I asked, putting down my gardening shears.

I thread the decaying film into my sturdy little projector.

Remember that retirement?

It’s going on hold.

Next: What I Saw.

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St. Louis media history rediscovered! Here are KMOX-TV Channel 4’s “Big Mistake” commercials from 1985, alerting viewers to an error in TV Guide magazine. Writer/director: Paul Fey. Guy on camera: me! Yes, that’s me, Walt Jaschek, at a studio in KMOX-TV (St. Louis,) performing on-camera in 1985. I recently found these spots on 3/4″ tape, … Continue reading “Big Mistake” | Funny TV Campaign for Channel 4 St. Louis (1985)

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