The Blonde Chimera by Cameron Ashley
by Brian Lindenmuth
“The Blonde Chimera” by Cameron Ashley is from the Shotgun Honey Both Barrels anthology.
This is a skipping stone story in that it is about a PI and his missing girl case but assumes we know the bones of that story type and as such only shows us bits and pieces of the story.
Good story but there is more there, so some readers will want want the rest.