When I finished Relentless Will, my attention whirled to the next story for my patrons, a mystery. Over the years, I’ve developed a couple of investigators. And when I sat down behind my laptop to craft the backing crime, my mind kept bouncing back and forth between them. While I was having trouble picking my detective, the crime began to crystalize. With the rough shape of my tale clutched between my mental fingers, I gave this investigation to Kyle Rickman of Insight Investigations.
With all the pieces in place, my fingers danced upon the keyboard to craft a slight variation of a mystery. So, grab a comfortable seat and join me on Kyle’s latest journey to find the truth.
After helping to convict a murderer, Kyle Rickman probes the unanswered questions from the trial to help keep the murderer behind bars…
“Mr. Rickman,” the woman lounging in a chair said as her cold blue eyes bored through the investigator’s chest, “since the trial finished, why are you here wasting my money?”
The investigator wriggled into the warm leather of his chair as he raised his glass to his nose. After taking a deep whiff, he swirled the pale liquid. When the drink stopped sloshing about, he lowered the cup to his thigh. “While I’m sorry to force you to relive the painful memories of your husband’s murder once more, there are a few details that need to be clarified, Mrs. Williams.”
“Considering that the murderer was convicted,” she said brushing her clean leg, “what issues are still outstanding?”
With a stoic face, Kyle sipped his drink. “The lemonade is quite wonderful. Fortunately, my visit will be brief.”
“Mr. Rickman, this meeting is already too lengthy.”
Kyle placed a fingertip against the glass’ rim, tracing its length. “I only have a couple of questions.”
The widow folded her hands onto her lap as her tongue rubbed the tip of her teeth. “Hasn’t the individual responsible for my husband’s death been convicted?”
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