The time: the 1960s. The place: a mid-sized town in northern Florida.
Police patrolling a middle-class neighborhood discover Waldo Fleenor bleeding profusely in the driveway of his own home. As the officers wait for an ambulance, stanch the…Continue
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Housepainter Toby Rew has few ambitions. He’s marking time, giving a facelift to a house in a low-rent district of Syracuse, New York, to earn his next meal, next six-pack, and next month’s rent.
One sweltering day, Toby is slaving away on his ladder when he witnesses a…Continue
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Even in the minor leagues, baseball is a cutthroat business. There are only so many places on team rosters for successful players, coaches and managers. The competition is fierce, because everybody’s looking to move up, to make it as a pro in the major leagues where fame and fortune await. On…Continue
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A long-held axiom maintains that morality cannot be legislated; morality, after all, is a personal concept that comes from within each individual, while laws passed supposedly for the good of all are imposed from without.
So, what happens when the government steps in to regulate a particular…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on March 22, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments
Place a young man and a young woman together in a cramped apartment. Stir in a pinch of jealousy, a dash of spite, a hint of infidelity. Steep in a broth of alcohol and let simmer before bringing to a slow boil. It’s a fast, easy recipe for murder…
A short work of crime from our…Continue
Added by Untreed Reads on January 13, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments
A down-and-out man sleeping under a bridge stumbles upon the body of a murdered young woman stuffed in a trash bag and washed up at his campsite. The killers, seeking to retrieve a telltale item from the corpse, soon arrive at the bridge while following the river in search of the victim. The…Continue
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