Pecos Valley Incident by Alice Duncan
Approx. 4,470 words.
Published on March 25, 2011.
When Annabelle Blue stumbles over the body of Billy Hank Griffin, the entire town of Rosedale, New Mexico (population about 12,000) is more pleased than not, Mr. Griffin being known as a very bad man.
Since there isn’t a mark on his body, his death is chalked up to a heart attack. Annabelle finds no reason to doubt the coroner’s verdict until a couple of months after Mr. Griffin’s demise…