Dead Men Don't Pay: A Neil Marshall Short Story by Tim Hemlin is an intriguing story. I gave it five stars & wished it had been longer. I wanted to know more about these well drawn characters.
Linda Garcia McDaniels was charged with the murder of her ex, Ricky Santiago, a part time drug dealer. He was shot with her gun which had been in her truck glove compartment. Her father, C.J., a private investigator collected Neil Marshall, her present on-again, off-again boyfriend to take him to the police department to find out what the police know. Later they went to Ricky's widow's house where Adriana told them she would be glad that Linda paid for the crime whether she did it or not. Ricky also owed money to a gangster.
"The brilliant blue sky invited the sun to pour all its meanness down on us, though perhaps I felt it all the more since I'd not had time to rehydrate."
I received a complimentary kindle copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.
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- File size : 305 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 23 pages
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Publisher : La Nouvelle Atlantide Press; 1st edition (21 June 2016)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01HE5HJPM
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,674,254 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed this book & wanted to know more about the well-drawn characters.Reviewed in the United States on 12 July 2016
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This is a Neil Marshall mystery and you gotta love a man that is not only a poet but ...Reviewed in the United States on 22 September 2016
This is a Neil Marshall mystery and you gotta love a man that is not only a poet but can cook, on top of solve mysteries. Neil's ex is suspected in a murder and he comes to the rescue. This is a twisted tale and a woman willing to be suspected of murder rather than let the world know the truth. I love these mysteries with the view of Houston and the Texas flavor.
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Great short story.Reviewed in the United States on 24 November 2016
The mystery of one man's death. Two private detectives run through a quick list of suspects to find that the death was not that it seemed. Plenty of suspects but how to rule each out. I have never been one for short stories but this one was pretty good.
Good mysteryReviewed in the United States on 14 January 2017
For such a short story, this was a well written mystery. Fast paced, but with enough detail to draw you in, this "who-done-it" tale was a pleasure to read.