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Desperation is the same in any language. Madness respects no borders. Greed and revenge transcend cultural differences. 

In this third collection of stories from Plan B Magazine, we find tales from all the corners of the crime world. From Cold War espionage to small town stick-ups, high-powered diplomacy to the opportunism of poverty, these are stories of the darkness of the human heart. And once in a while, how the light of our common humanity can transcend that darkness.

Table of Contents:

"Sirens" by Gary Cahill

"House Cleaning" by Ian Creasey

"Murderous Lies" by Peter DiChellis

"Doing God's Work" by Wayne Scheer

"Um Peixe Grande" by Patti Abbott

"Loveable Alan Atcliffe" by S.R. Mastrantone

"Slice" by Tom Barlow

"How Green Was My Valet" by John H. Dromey

"The Least Of These" by BV Lawson

"Miscellany" by Eryk Pruitt

"Stars & Stripes" by Jed Power

"Alten Kameraden" by Ed Ahern

"The Farm" by Kevin R. Doyle

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in potentia press
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Mar 11, 2014
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Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
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From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson

The area's mysterious Melungeons - with their olive skin, dark hair and blue eyes - are ostracized and feared, so when a local girl is found murdered after meeting with Melungeon healer Cephea Collins, suspicion falls on Cephea. It's up to local Sheriff Daniel Praeger to uncover the truth, but his investigation may end up digging a little too close to home when he finds himself falling for the main suspect, and his beliefs about science and witchcraft are turned upside down.


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