A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) by Fredric Brown

A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) by Fredric Brown

By Fredric Brown

BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who was once utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.

Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, disillusioned together with his occupation writing a radio cleaning soap opera, seems to be to create a brand new convey, dubbed "Murder will be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings ensue, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.

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At first she wanted to forget the whole thing and go home. She stuck it out for a few days. ” His harsh bark of laughter fit this new persona. “No big surprise. Nobody wanted Sam anywhere. ” That surprised me too. The north side of Rapid City has a bad reputation, deservedly so. I’ve read the police and Social Services reports: stabbings, sexual assaults and child abuse run rampant. The population is largely poor and Native American; a few college kids and elderly people 43 on fi xed incomes remain among the gangs and transients.

Kevin leaned back, cocking his head sideways. “You’re a quick study. ” He grinned in that slow, wicked way that had most women dropping to their knees in front of him. I played it cool. ” “Hell, no. ” I flicked an ash. ” I rolled my eyes. “You’re here on a Friday night after you’ve been out of town for a week? ” “Lilly has a cold or some damn thing. ” He frowned, drained his beer. It hit the redwood decking with a thud. Evasiveness is Kevin’s premier trick, and the fact he hadn’t bothered with it bothered me.

LaChance? ” “My father. Mr. ” “Yes,” I said, keeping my face neutral. With grace born of athleticism, he slid into the seat I’d vacated. ” Charles LaChance had repulsed me long before he metastasized into a personal injury attorney. Five years older than Kevin and me, he’d skulked around with high school kids long after he’d graduated. He had no friends; a weasel like him rarely did, but he’d provided a useful link to local liquor stores. During his senior year, Chuck knocked up a fifteen-year-old cheerleader from the Catholic high school.

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