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Chapter 1 of the book A Murder a Month
a two-hundred-word story
"A Murder a Month: New Year" by Bill Schott

Standing in front of the kitchen counter, Alexander closed his eyes and smiled as he disassembled the Beretta 9 mm hand gun. His time had been thirty seconds; he would have to be faster.

Hearing the door bell chime, he looked to the monitor; besides a small snowman, visible out by the front walk, no one was at the front door.

Turning to reassemble his hand gun, he saw a figure run past the window over the sink. Abandoning that gun, Alexander darted to the spinet piano. Reaching behind the right back he located and pulled his .357 revolver from its hidden holster.

The weight felt wrong on his hand gun. Looking, he saw the weapon was empty; someone had unloaded it.

A hole appeared in the wall in front of him. In the hole was a small caliber slug from a high-powered weapon. On the slug was Alexander's bone and brain matter.

Approximately a week later, investigators, responding to an anonymous call, searched Alexander's home and found his body. It lay naked on the floor, save an adult diaper, and a decorative sash which read: Happy New Year.

A homicide investigation was opened and Bull Schlitz was assigned.

Whoever had killed Alexander Enero would have to be brought to justice.

To be continued...



The book continues with A Murder a Month: Valentine. We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

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