The homicide cases of Turner Hahn and Frank Morale
B. R. Stateham
Table of Contents
Boy Scout and the Beast
Just a Job
The Dead Don’t Complain
Getting Away with Murder
A Freak’en Mess
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Smashwords version, 01/2010
Artwork on the front cover by British graphic-novel artist Adam Grose. Find his artwork at www.adamgrose.com
Bright headlights from the ’67 Shelby 350 GT Mustang glared into the night. Two columns of yellow-white light illuminating the evening’s growing mist with a tired indifference. Illuminating the body sprawled out on the hot concrete of the empty street with my partner and me bracketing the dead man like a pair of old, worn bookends. Around us the cacophony of cicadas grinding away in the night was unbelievable. The constant sawing sound of hundreds of them filled the hot summer blackness. I stood with hands in my slacks looking at death while cicadas were singing their irritating song of life. It made of a surreal experience.