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Color Me Dead #61 Epilogue/Explanations

Chapter 61  Epilogue/Explanations “Jesus Christ,” said Fred Myers in disgust. He stood at the foot of my hospital bed, gazing sourly at me. “Tell me again,” he said. I’d been admitted to Ashville Hospital as a precaution, and at Fred’s insistence, once he saw the kind of shape I was in at the house where [...]

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Color Me Dead #60 The End of the End Part 3

Chapter 60  The End of the End Part 3 I weighed my options carefully. Penny had a loaded gun in her hand, which was pointed at my chest. She’d killed before, albeit in a nonviolent way, by giving Phillip cyanide. She had nothing to lose by killing again. If she let me live, I’d turn [...]

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Color Me Dead #58 The End of the End Part 1

Chapter 58  The End of the End Part 1 For the first time since I’d started listening to their story, I was surprised.  I remembered how Misty denied killing Irene almost immediately after I told her I was investigating Irene’s death.  I’d believed her.  She seemed like such an unlikely girl to have murdered anyone. [...]

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Color Me Dead #57 The Middle of the End Part 2

Chapter 57  The Middle of the End Part 2 I was having a hard time following the story. The pain in my ribs caused me to lean over in the chair and take shallow breaths. My head was thudding in concert with my heart, twin poundings inside me.  I wondered if I might throw up [...]

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Color Me Dead #56 The Middle of the End Part 1

Chapter 56  The Middle of the End Part 1 It was no surprise to me. They were all there, as I knew they would be: Bernie Dyer, Angie Peterson, Louise, the nosey neighbor, and of course, Misty Grover.  They were leaning against the kitchen counters. They all gazed at me with enmity in their eyes. [...]

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Color Me Dead Chapter 54 The Beginning of the End Part 3

Chapter 54  The Beginning of the End Part 3 I landed hard on my hands and knees.  My ribs took the jolt and I could feel the pain orbiting around my chest, going down my arms and into my hands.  I got an especially hard spasm through my left wrist. Probably sprained. Or worse. In [...]

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Color Me Dead #93 The Beginning of the End Part 2

Color Me Dead #93 The Beginning of the End Part 2  I rolled over in bed and noticed 3 things:  Penny Turner was standing beside the bed. She gave off an odor of lemons She was holding a gun with a silencer, which was pointed at my head. “How did you get in here?” I [...]

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Color Me Dead #92 The Beginning of the End Part 1

Color Me Dead #92 The Beginning of the End Part 1  “What proof do you have?” Fred asked after I’d told him my theory of who had killed the Simons. “None.  But if you think about it…” “Sam, it’s way out there.  I can’t just go and arrest somebody because you think this is a [...]

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Color Me Dead #91 I Take My Medicine

Color Me Dead #91 I Take My Medicine  I watched out the window as Fred and Eric got into their police-issued sedan and drove off.  My heart was pounding.  Despite wanting to confront the killer right away, I restrained myself.  It would only lead to trouble.  I should have told Fred what I had figured [...]

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Color Me Dead #90 The Visit Part 2

Color Me Dead #90 The Visit Part 2  Eric glared at me.  “When are you going to learn there are certain things you shouldn’t get messed up in?”  “Eric…” “You promised me.” “I know.”  There was a pause.  I frowned. Now things really didn’t make any sense. “How many were in the class?” I asked.  [...]

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