Okay, folks. It’s been a long time coming, but my story “The Case of the Little Bloody Slipper” is now available for free to read on The Book Smugglers.
Here’s a brief plot summary, shamelessly stolen straight from The Book Smugglers themselves:
Jimmy Prince is a private detective with a tendency to make bad decisions, take on hopeless cases, and ask too many questions. But no one is answering his inquiries about Ella, the mysterious dame who slipped into the Prince family gala, stayed for a dance, then disappeared at midnight leaving just a single bloody glass slipper behind.
With the help of his trusty assistant Jack (a street-savvy teen runaway who is as tough as she is resourceful), Jimmy finally catches a break when one of Spindle City’s most powerful players, the Godmother, lets slip that Ella is part of a much larger conspiracy and not at all who she seems. With every new clue, Jimmy finds himself a step farther down a path that threatens to uncover some of the city’s best kept, and most deadly, secrets.
In Spindle City, all kinds of tales get told… for a price. Asking the wrong question is a guaranteed one-way ticket to the long and silent ever after.
Taking on this new case might just be Jimmy Prince’s biggest mistake yet.
And as a reminder, this is only the first story in a trilogy of novelettes that will be updated every few weeks. So if you like what you see, good news! The next story will be available on 11/24/15.