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The Haze
01 Jun 2017 * EBOOK * £1.99 * 9781786697424

An ageing mobster finds trouble in a nursing home. A DEATH SENTENCE STORY: original shorts about deadly books from the world's best crime writers.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 80 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
The Book of Virtue
The Final Testament
Rides A Stranger
What's In A Name
It's In The Book
Remaindered
Mystery, Inc
The Compendium of Srem
The Gospel of Sheba
The Sequel
From the Queen
The Book of Ghosts
The Book of the Lion
The Little Men
The Nature of My Inheritance
Citadel
Every Seven Years
Condor in the Stacks
The Travelling Companion
The Pretty Little Box
Seven Years
The Scroll
Reconciliation Day
Dead Dames Don't Sing
Hoodoo Harry
The Last Honest Horse Thief
The Hemingway Valise
The Caxton Lending Library & Book Depository
Bibliotheca Classica
Pronghorns of the Third Reich
Death Leaves A Bookmark
An Acceptable Sacrifice
Book Club
The Book Thing
The Long Sonata of the Dead
Also in Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For series
The HazeDeath Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, 26James W. Hall

Back in the day, Little Mo Connor was a hired gun for Slick Dickey Scalini, taking down opponents without discretion, always with the same signature kill: three shots to the head, one shot to the heart. Now he's living out his last days hidden away in an anonymous facility, surrounded by other seniors. Haunted by his past, his dementia comes as something of a blessing... though he can't always remember what it is he wants to forget – he mixes up the memories from his own life with those from books he's read. A lover of crime novels from the pulp paperback era, Little Mo relishes lurid tales – the more violent the better.

Take his most recent acquisition: a novel in which he and his trusty .38 snubnose are the stars. It tells the story of a former hit man in love with Varla, a geriatric serial killer who convinces him that murdering his grown daughter is the only way to escape the captivity of their nursing home. But as the plot of the novel begins to play out in Little Mo's waking life, he must struggle to separate fact from fiction before they meet in a deadly conclusion.

 
James W. Hall is an award-winning author whose books have been translated into a dozen languages. He has written nineteen novels to date and teaches writing at Florida International University.

Original short fiction from one of the world's best crime writers.

Part of the DEATH SENTENCES library.


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