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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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Publisher
in potentia press
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Published on
Mar 11, 2014
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9780991783137
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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A Shamus Award Finalist and Named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards

A body in a rundown Opera House.
A missing manuscript
A dark family secret. 

Still suffering nightmares from a case that ended tragically, brilliant freelance crime consultant Scott Drayco considers retiring from crime solving altogether. When a former client bequeaths Drayco a rundown Opera House in a Virginia seaside town, he figures he'll arrange for a quick sale of the place while nursing his battered soul in a peaceful setting near the shore.

What he doesn't count on is finding a dead body on the Opera House stage with a mysterious "G" carved into the man's chest. With hopes for a quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman - before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next victim.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS:

"Lawson uses the gothic features of the abandoned Opera House to great effect, creating an atmospheric background for the crimes and the solving of them, all of it accompanied with music that's almost like another character. The pace never sagged and it kept me enthralled." - Long and Short Reviews

"Lawson's book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end...The citizens of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly." - Reader's Favorite Reviews

"The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series." - Omnimystery News

"A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable." - Terrie Farley Moran, national bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery Series

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