All Chickens Must Die: A Benjamin Wade Mystery
by Scott Dennis Parker
May 1940: Benjamin Wade, PI, suppresses his laughter and pride to take the case of Elmer Smith, farmer, whose flock of chickens is scheduled for slaughter. It seems like a simple paycheck. He zeroes in on a central question: What really happened the night police chased someone through Smith’s farm? Wade isn’t the only one asking that question, but he could be the only one who might die for it.