Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Deadly Gamble - Suspect list

The Deadly Gamble

There's been a double murder on the grounds of Amber Hill Manor. Kevin Matthew's wife Melissa and pool boy Sam were found dead inside a locked shed.
Follow the clues and catch the killer(s) in The Deadly Gamble. A short story from the Alexander Steele murder mystery series.

Husband – Kevin Matthews
Doubled wife’s life insurance policy to six million dollars shortly after catching his wife having an affair with the last pool boy.

Sister in law – Daniela Matthews was also known as Kitty.
Professional high stakes poker player. Disliked her brother’s wife. Rumored to have had an affair with the pool boy who Mr. Matthews thinks is gay.

Maid – Audrey
Likes to play the Power Ball lottery. Would loose her job if the Matthews move to Florida.

Butler/cook – Antonio
Would also be out of a job.

Groundskeeper – Pablo
likes to bet on the horses. Owed Mrs. Robinson a large sum of money she threatens to withhold his pay until the debt was paid.

The Chauffeur – Chris
Will bet on anything  Once placed a wager on how long it would take a bead of sweat to drop from a man's face.  Had joked with the staff about killing the pool boy


The Deadly Gamble - An Alexander Steele Murder Mystery

Friday, July 22, 2016

Death on the Delaware Chapter #4 Dirty Little Secrets

Excerpt from Death on the Delaware
A Short Story from the Alexander Steele Murder Mystery Series

"Two cups of coffee later Steele was feeling better about the case.  He learned that Toxic Tim had a DUI and that the doctor had a pilot’s license.  What really grabbed his attention was the congressmen's ex-girlfriend friend Alexis.  Alexis's new law firm was located on Chestnut Street in downtown Philly.  Struggling to pay the bills she threw her hat into the ring in a run for District Attorney.  With a salary of $172,000 a year her money problems would have been solved but when Congressman Holloway endorsed her opponent she was forced to drop out of the race.  Two weeks ago with the bills piling up she had no choice but to move her law practice to a dinky office in southwest Philly.

Steele got dress and headed off to Shakia’s place.  According to reports from the news on his car radio Alexis had been contacted by the police.  She had been away for the weekend on a preplanned ski trip in the Poconos.  There was still no sign of Jennifer the late congressman’s girlfriend.

Steele was hungry, not just for breakfast but for information.  He wasted no time putting Naomi on the hot seat at the breakfast table.  "Do you recognize the man in this picture?" Steele passed her the photo of Senator Green in disguise leaving the hotel.  Naomi looked at the picture then passed it back to Steele.  She shook her head, “no, should I?”  Shakia sat quietly as she watched the exchange between Steele and her sister.  Steele calmly slides the photo back to Naomi.  “Yes, you should.  It’s a picture of your boyfriend leaving the hotel the other night.” Naomi held up the picture.  “Steele, I can explain why he left the hotel that night.” Shakia sighed as she folded her arms and leaned back in her chair.  Naomi seemed nervous."

Who killed Congressman Holloway? 
Philly Private investigator Alexander Steele is hired to solve the murder of a controversial Philadelphia politician.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Excerpt from Alexander Steele Death on the Delaware

Excerpt from Alexander Steele Death on the Delaware
A short Story from the Alexander Steele Murder Mystery series

"The gray-haired retiree had no idea that she would soon feel a different chill, one she would never forget.  As she walked along the frozen dirt path Gladys began to bark.  Mrs. Ferguson looked in the same direction as the little black dog.  Dawn was breaking.  It was difficult to see.  She squinted as she peered towards the water.  Gladys tugged on her leash causing her master to leave the path and tread closer to the river.

Mrs. Ferguson caught a glimpse of something floating in the murky water.  An old rotten log she, though.  The elderly woman’s curiosity had gotten the better of her.  She inched closer to get a better look.   Seconds later Mrs. Ferguson screamed so loud she could have woke up the dead……….well almost.