Requiem for a Character Actor
By Ken Lord
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Published: June 12, 2012
Words: 57,005 (approximate)
Steve Gossman, school principal, liked amateur theater. He’s killed by a “blank” shotgun shell loaded with buckshot and pressed against his head backstage. His role of Willie Loman in the Chainville Player’s rendition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman was shared with Ben Tilden, But Tilden had been ill this evening. Was Gossman the right victim? Police Chief Quentin Price must determine.
Police Chief Quentin Price is called to the scene of a bloody murder backstage at the Chainville Theater. Steve Gossman, aka Willy Loman, has been executed with a 12-guage buckshot load at the end of the play, Death of a Salesman.
Who wanted Steve dead? Nobody. Well, nearly nobody. His wife Mildred wanted him questioned about the death of her parents. Mildred was with two lovers—did one of them want Steve dead?
It was Ben Tilden’s turn to play the part this night, but he was ill. Did somebody want Ben dead? Who? Might it have been Arnie, the Building Inspector? Might it have been Alice, the bisexual who had something going with Karla, Ben’s wife?
Major Alton Douglas is convinced that the real target for the night was Ben. Was that before or after the muscle men from Vegas showed up demanding a hundred thousand dollars? Was that before or after Arnie and Karla met at the roadhouse?
And what about the Mercedes?
, northern california
, motive for murder
, death of a salesman
, quentin price
, amateur theater
, backstate murder
, lgbt theme
, california highway patrol
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