Lucky Corpse

      Ray FitzGerald / Mystery & Detective
Lucky Corpse

The toast of 1942 Hollywood is the newly crowned Heavyweight Champ, Lucky Lawson. He's got it all, the belt, the babe, and a baffling crime scene in a seedy hotel. When the champ's death is ruled a suicide, his widow turns to detective Frank Frost to set the record straight and find the killer, without the killer finding him first.Travel to the year 2039 in this dystopian North America where the governments of Canada, America and Mexico have consolidated, and society is segregated into Sectors. A haunting glimpse of what could become of our increasingly militarized society, as the public's privacy is slowly reduced to absolutely zero and where the ruling class have adopted a new religion which guides their horrendous motives throughout the series; Darwinism. Meet Carlos, a double agent for the SSF, as he infiltrates a hostile terrorist cell of the People's Army in his never ending quest to cause chaos and destruction. The cruelty of man is epitomized through the mentality of this haunting protagonist. Beware of the harsh truths which he may reveal...
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    Warm Hands, Cold Heart

      Ray FitzGerald / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Warm Hands, Cold Heart

Crimes happen every day, everywhere. What they have in common is typically a criminal and a victim. But what happens when the lines between the two blur? We present to you a collection of short stories where the victim can sometimes be the criminal, or vice versa. It's up to you, the reader, to decide who is truly guilty and worthy of your disdain.Crimes happen every day, everywhere. What they have in common is typically a criminal and a victim. But what happens when the lines between the two blur? We present to you a collection of short stories where the victim can sometimes be the criminal, or vice versa. It's up to you, the reader, to decide who is truly guilty and worthy of your disdain.Included in this collection:Regrets: Poor Bob Johnson can't seem to win. First, he finds his wife of 15 years is cheating on him. Then, when he tries to cancel the hit he's put out on her for revenge, his whole plan goes haywire. Can't a guy catch a break?Keep Your Eye on the Hanging Man: A small town has its biggest event in years when master magician Harry Houdini puts on an escape act in the middle of the park. But while the show is taking place in the air, the townspeople get more than they bargained for down below.Big Thunder: After 10 years of sweat and sacrifice, Jimmy Rogers has finally risen to the pinnacle of his career - head of maintenance on the greatest roller coaster at Happytown Amusement Park. On his first day on the job, there's a problem. This is one even Happy the Hound Dog can't solve and one that could end in disaster for a whole lot people.Warm Hands Cold Heart: A serial strangler is on the loose and cops have no idea which lead to follow. A young newspaper reporter is on the case, but the cost of getting his stories on the front page of the paper is more than the city dwellers are willing to pay...but someone has to pay.Nothing: Who says a high school dropout can't be a success? With a ten-year reunion days away, one man sets out to prove that things aren't always what they seem on the surface and that failure isn't always habit forming.Top-40 Hit - Edgar Johnson is the biggest radio host in Austin, Texas. But that isn't enough to pay the bills when his wife is diagnosed with cancer. A high-interest loan puts a Band-Aid on things, but Edgar's next move is one that even he doesn't expect.Bound by Hate - The old man Plimpton's prized race horse has come up missing and there are too many suspects to count. Who wouldn't want to stick it to the crotchety old miser? Don't blink during this one, because finding the horse, and keeping everyone alive, might just come down to a photo finish.
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