By Jan Burke
This e-short tale assortment from big apple occasions bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke incorporates a fresh Irene Kelly brief tale, “The Privileged,” plus 3 unforgettable tales from the print anthology Eighteen.
Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly bought married, Frank was once a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. whilst he investigates one of many worst sorts of calls a policeman can get—a undesirable odor coming from a closed trailer on a scorching day—Frank and his education officer aren't shocked to discover a useless physique. yet everyone seems to be shocked while the corpse results in the police chief’s downfall...
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Near her rack of threads, a tray of beads caught the dim light from the window, and, drawn to the glittering colors, Claire picked up a handful. Resting in the palm of her hand, the beads caught her, and she studied them, an idea for a new handbag brewing in her mind. But the ruby beads trickled through her fi ngers back into the tray. Claire frowned slightly because the beads reminded her of drops of blood. 28 | Cait London The tiny matador’s scarlet ribbon had also reminded her of blood— “It’s because I’m uneasy.
I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said anything. ” “We’ll never be truly apart. ” Leona’s rich laughter curled over the lines. “Just that bit of unexpected spice when least expected. You always make me feel better. ” “Now, would I do that? Leona, these bags might be a little late . . maybe next month. The noise next door is really distracting—” Leona was indignant. “Not for another month? But that’s the end of May. I need them now. You mean, it’s that loud that you can’t work? Now that is serious. And I’m worried about you.
Really. I know that it won’t be easy, and maybe my expectations for a little quiet are asking a little too much of an ordinary neighbor, but this one is building a commercial workshop. ” Leona stated that one visit from their mother should do it. “Mom would look right into his soul. She could tell him when he last had sex and when he polished his shoes. ” AT THE EDGE | 39 Claire pictured Neil’s face as he had walked toward her home. His expression had been distracted, but purposeful. He hadn’t looked like a man who could be easily “spooked,” and he had been thinking about sex.