The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

Terry Wright

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

A new kind of justice is comingTexas Ranger Justin Graves and his rebellious daughter, Christy, are dead, both murdered by her drug-dealer boyfriend. Blaming himself for her life of crime, Justin makes a deal with the devil to save her soul: one hundred bad guys in exchange for her pardon from hell. Now, in his rotting corpse, he returns from the grave to deliver the devil his dues.In this free Justin Graves short story, meet a couple of likeable accessories to murder, Rottweiler brothers King and Cong, whose master has had enough of his wife’s hateful belittling. He devises what he believes to be the perfect crime based on years of watching television crime shows and noting the mistakes other killers had made that got them busted. Problem is, he doesn’t know about Justin Graves and his uncanny investigative skills.
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Return Me to Mistwillow

Return Me to Mistwillow

Terry Wright

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Jake Stratton’s grief over the loss of his son traps a Colorado frontier town in a dusty kind of hell, until the day a long-awaited stagecoach thunders down Main Street and seals the fate of Mistwillow’s forgotten souls."My name is Cucumber Gutierrez. English is my second language, but the way I write everyone thinks that is my fourteenth."When Alberto Zapata and his baker father, Tito, are ejected from Panama over a havoc-causing cake, the whole family is thrown out with them, including Alberto’s cousin Cucumber.The family settles in Melbourne, Australia, and from humble beginnings in their new country, the Zapatas rise to unexpected prominence. A series of coincidences (or conspiracies) see Alberto raised practically overnight to become Victoria’s assistant chief commissioner of police.Zapata’s first case on the job is to solve the mystery around the disappearance of jewels belonging to the British Royal Family while on exhibition in Melbourne. Things get stranger and stranger as the case unfolds, in a madcap tale of crime, bungling, and Spanglish, reminiscent of "Get Smart" and "The Pink Panther"."Broom, Broom" is the first of the Alberto Zapata stories. Keep a lookout for new episodes "Jurassic Prick" and "China, Please Give Me More."
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