Forged Lead

“That’s what you have?” Sarge asked Bill.
“‘It rhymes,’ that he ‘killed Phil?'”
“With a drill,” added Bill.
“And Sue was another clue.”
“Sue?” asked Sarge. “A shoe!”

“Sue Steel was killed by a sharp shoe heel.
We’re looking for someone demented, I feel.”
Bill explained his thoughts.
“Someone whose brain is in knots.”

“A creative nut. They pass the time
by orchestrating their deadly rhyme.”
Then Sarge interrupted.

“Wait, it doesn’t hold up,”
“George was killed in a furnace; burned and crusted.”

“It was a forge; much hotter when fired up.”

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