What if a domestic accident turns into a murder case?
What if a former British detective from Scotland Yard is called to solve the crime?
That’s the beginning of my involvement into this classic cozy mystery set in the beautiful Italy.
You know, everybody wants to spend some time off while doing absolutely nothing. I was looking forward to a solitary week off, away from the office, when I was dragged into a strange murder case by my friend, Inspector Angelo Alunni. Ironic, isn’t it?
Piero Galli has died as a result of a chandelier falling on him and breaking his neck. Although Tursenia police wants to file the case as a domestic accident, Angelo is not convinced. It’s a murder case to him. So who killed Galli?
So… despite my plans for a vacation, I end up in this detective story, which sounds really like a classic whoddunit. I have to unravel the knots in a high ranking family of Tursenia, the Medieval city in the heart of Italy where I currently live. I learned that appearances always come first and foremost here, especially if you are wealthy like Signor Galli.
As well as rough-necked youths, an interrupted wedding and a handful of noisy dogs, I also have to cope with that Italian classic: meddling neighbours. Bless them.
This is a murder case where attention to even the tiniest detail could make the difference between leaving a killer on the loose or bringing him or her to justice.
Will I be able to take down the assassin before there are more deaths? Would you bet that? Well, let’s find out and get this fab mystery story.
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From the same series: Pull The Trigger, a Chase Williams murder mystery #2
Other detective short stories where I snoop (and solve cases):
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.1, 6×1000 word stories of unusual crimes
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.2, 10×1000 word stories of unusual crimes
– Cutting Right To The Chase Vol.3, 10×1000 word stories of unusual crimes