A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Short Story: "There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Don Wall

"There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Don Wall
a short story


First Sentence:  "Paul Jones, Chief of Police and Fire Chief of Tyler, Idaho, returned the mayor's hostile stare with equal dislike."

Last Sentence:  "Like you've been sayin', gents, maybe this town needs some changes."

Author: I can only find mention of one author "Don Wall" who, starting in the '80s, wrote about his experiences in the South Pacific during WWII, where he eventually became a POW.  His work is very topic specific and all non-fiction, so I'm doubting this is the same author.

A fun typical crime story in which the hick town Chief of Police surprises the "powers-that-be" by solving his first murder very efficiently.  A man drops dead in a bar.  He was rich and hated by many local men because of his philandering, womanizing ways.  Just prior to his death a professor had come in for a beer, walked over to the man, told him to stay away from his wife, poured his beer down his shirt, then proceeded to have his lights punched out by said man before he limped away.  The professor becomes a suspect, but the beer he poured on the man contained no contaminants.  It takes transplanted Texan Chief of Police, Paul Jones to solve the crime.  A good read, fun to watch the truth unravel, but not exactly mysterious or thrilling.

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