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Erick Spangler, a long-sought lawbreaker, loved stage plays but they turned out to be his undoing. He was recognized by a theater fan and reported to the police. You'll be amazed to witness the various creative ideas the police used to bring this arch criminal to justice. This story may also introduce to many the details of the hitherto little-known details of the Heinous Crimes Act of 1838.
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About Mario V. Farina

Mario V Farina has worked all his life, from age 18 to 90. He worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He’s a car buff, a pun creator, and a computer enthusiast. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books. Several of his books were translated into other languages. This is his first foray into the world of digital publishing, with the help of his computer tutor (

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Review by: David Jensen on May 7, 2017 :
A very good short story, and although a couple of spelling mistakes, it was still good and a very different ending than most crime stories. One can overlook the mistakes, for writers sometimes "can't see the woods because of the trees". I have the same problem!
The first review also commented on mistakes, and made one in the review, which shows that we are all falible.
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Review by: Rhiw Sider on March 10, 2017 :
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This time, and in this short story I got the unexpected. A dashing little twist. A good yarn, adequately told but let down by irritating errors. They didn’t slow down the read too much but it places it stumbled.
The Number 1 wanted criminal is recognised in the theatre. Staff call the police and he’s taken ‘down town. Charged under the little Heinous Crimes Act of 1838 he is given no chance of a not guilty plea and must
As I said, a good yarn with a twist.
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