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Murder in the Suburbs (preview)
By Joyce I Devenish
Sunday, March 25, 2007

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A very short story. A day in the life of Inspector Fagan
from my book 'Murder and Other Crime Stories'

(Picture by Kay P M-Devenish)


Murder in the Suburbs


There had been a stabbing, one man was dead and one was in a serious condition in hospital. William Spender proved to be the name of the wounded man.

Spender was someone Inspector Fagan had his eye on since he suddenly became rich soon after another man had been killed in a house fire.

That man, Mr. Gordon, left the home of a friend shortly before the fire. Therefore it seemed unlikely he was asleep at the time of the fire. Mr. Gordon was suspected of dealing in drugs. The body was too burned to decide cause of death. Henry Gordon's mother came from interstate and wanted a funeral. Friends came from all over to attend yet no one except the police seemed to suspect foul play.

The police files however remained open. That was four years ago.



          According to the policeman on guard at the hospital Spender wasn’t badly hurt.

“I didn’t stab anyone, it was Bunny Morley,” Spender informed the Inspector. “You know him.”

“Was he in it with you when you burned down Henry Gordon's house with him in IT.?”

Spender moaned and grabbed his stomach. “I want the doctor,” he whined.

The doctor was summoned.

 “He seems okay to me, I think we can move him,” the guard told Inspector Fagan.  (Preview only)




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Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 3/26/2007
To be on the safe side this book is not available at this date 26 March 07 as I have not received my copy. I hope it will come soon and then I will let you know what I really think. Best Wishes to all at Authors Den and Thank You.

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