Living Among Wasps

      Karlis Kadegis
Living Among Wasps

Amanda sends her husband downstairs to pick up goods from her sister's car. In the few minutes of her husband's absence, Amanda is murdered. The ongoing investigation is presented to Albert, formerly an internationally recognized assassin from Latvia, now serving life in prison, in hope that his past experiences could bring a fresh light on the baffling case.Richard is asked by his wife to go downstairs and pick up countryside goods from her sister's car. As the husband returns, he finds his wife dead on the floor, with numerous stab wounds. Richard was gone for just a couple of minutes. Who could have carried out the crime in such a short time span? And how? The case has baffled the Latvian police force and, as the last resort, Rebecca presents the case to her former lover Albert - an assassin, who is now serving life sentence in prison. She hopes that his wit and expertise will help her solve the case. Meanwhile, Albert sees this as his chance to improve his shattered reputation and possibly make amends for his past.
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    The Legend of The “Grau Kiefer” Inn

      Karlis Kadegis
The Legend of The “Grau Kiefer” Inn

Seven blistered corpses are found in a derelict hogweed field. Seventy-four years prior, a family of seven suddenly vanished and left their establishment - the "Grau Kiefer" inn - in the hands of fate. Are these cases related? Or the killer just wants everyone to believe they are? Those are the questions the detectives are asking.Seven people, two adults and five children, found dead in a hogweed field. A video of the grueling crime scene is leaked online and becomes a viral sensation, thus putting even more pressure on the police to find the killer. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that this is not the only shady business local residents are involved in. On top of that, a question that looms over everyone's head is: Why did the killer try to relate these murders to the disappearances of the owners of the "Grau Kiefer" inn and their five children seventy-four years ago?Rebecca tries to indulge Albert by discussing the case with him. Yet the former assassin questions his motivation for helping her and the police in general.
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    The Colossal Crutch

      Karlis Kadegis
The Colossal Crutch

The imprisoned assassin Albert is introduced to a problem by a returning inmate. Someone has been purposefuly vandalising cars that are parked in the inmate's neighborhood, but nobody seems to understand why... Nor can anyone catch the vandal.Peace of a nice, quiet neighborhood is interrupted by a vandal, who goes to great lengths to demolish other people's cars. Nobody feels safe and everyone suspects one another. Who does it? And why? Inmate Albert is looking to find that out as he chats with one of the victims - a small-time thief nicknamed 'The Crutch.'This is the second short story of the 'assassin Albert' collection.
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