All the normal sounds usually reaching the lower decks of the USS Goodall during routine subspace flight have just been cut off. As if someone at the controls suddenly wants the crew isolated. No loudly arguing male voices, no deliberately mishandled supplies tumbling down the corridor, no nothing. Has the impossible happened? Is this the Goodall mutiny everyone expected? Or is it something even worse?
Olive Sommers didn't set out to solve a murder. But there's no harm in Olive trying to help, is there? She's got her wits, her sister's brains, and especially her 100-pound dog Boo, who gets along with everyone in town - except when she scares smaller dogs, or knocks people down, or eats cheese. But when Boo Radley sniffs out another dead body, Olive learns that murder can happen anywhere, and that small-town quirks can lead to big-time danger.
For your consideration: six devilishly twisted tales. For those who like them quirky. Includes "Saints & Sinners", "The Taking of Rhinoceros 456", "Truepenny", "When Gymkhana Smiles", "Ill Met by Moonlight", and "The Return of Truepenny".
""Twisted" is Right!"
Wealthy Cassandra Lennon has pricked her finger on the spindle of personal tragedy 15 years earlier and isolated herself behind rose-covered walls. They call her the Sleeping Beauty. But this is modern-day Texas and her castle is a ranch. Ellison Stewart is so enticingly attractive to women their knees buckle on first sight, and he hates it. Is he the prince Cassie has been waiting for?
The sound of a vehicle door opening was like opium to their dog Boo. Police car, garbage truck, animal control van, serial killer in a stolen pickup, it made no difference to Boo. She'd jump in with anyone. "Name's Corey Smith," the serial killer said, introducing himself with a smile aimed over Boo's back straight at Flannery Sommers.
How can you run a successful annual writers' tea party when your guest author turns up murdered, and when your choice for a substitute speaker might be the prime suspect?