Seven Murders In Sussex by Richard Smiraldi
Approx. 79,130 words.
Published on April 13, 2011.
The story centers around the protagonist, Reilly Swanson and her efforts to save a small town amidst a bear hunt, from de-population and extinction by the government.
Urgency is heightened when the state informs town doctor (“Doc”) that they are closing down the hospital. Reilly (Inn owner) contacts a former friend who has become famous. BEATRIZ arrives and is murdered.