52 Steps To Murder (Dekker Cozy Mystery, Book 1) by Steve Demaree

By Steve Demaree

An aged girl is located poisoned within the upstairs bed room of her domestic whose from door stands fifty two steps above the road in an old school whodunit that blends clues, pink herrings, suspects, and humor.

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So I imagined. You will understand, Thraxas, that absolute secrecy is necessary. I cannot allow the King, the Consul or any of my fellow Sorcerers to learn that I have lost the jewel. That being the case, I am unable to stride into the tavern myself and start blasting people with spells. ” I understand well enough. In a city which hates and fears the Orcs, anyone found to have carelessly lost our most powerful protection against them would soon find their life not worth living. It is a shocking piece of carelessness on Lisutaris’s part, though in truth it’s not surprising.

Without a coin to my name. Dependent on Gurd for ale on credit till some degenerate walks through my door asking me to investigate some case which will no doubt involve me risking my life for a lousy thirty gurans a day. It’s not right. Look what I’ve done for this city. Fought in the wars, held back the Niojans and repelled the Orcish hordes. Did anyone pin a medal on me for that? Forget it. And who was it saved our necks when Horm the Dead tried to wipe out Turai with his Eight-Mile Terror Spell?

City Destroyer should have won that race at a canter. ” I notice that the Mistress of the Sky has a threatening glint in her eye. I get down to business. ” “The green jewel is set in a pendant, Elvish silverwork, quite distinctive. However, I do not require you to do much investigating. Though I was unable to find the pendant immediately—you will understand that I did not wish to draw attention to my loss by performing a spell at the Stadium Superbius under the nose of Consul Kalius—as soon as I returned home I put my powers to use.

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