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Since I live in California’s Central Valley, I bought this collection of short stories from a few authors I’ve met at Valley events. It has been on my TBR Pile, just waiting for the right time to come out. Valley Fever: Where Murder is Contagious, is a collection of stories by three women who write about the underbelly of Fresno, the “All-American City,” and its surrounding areas. The authors: Sunny Frazier JoAnne Lucas, and Cora Ramos.
Today’s beginning is excerpted from the first story, A Tale of Two Sittings, by Sunny Frazier:
It was the best of crimes, it was the worst of crimes.
It was a crime so well thought out, so magnificent in execution, I had to admire the murderers. Passion prompted the act, vanity was its undoing.
The p. 56 snippet is from Fresno Heat, by Jo Anne Lucas.
Larry laughed on cue. “Nells is no shy, retiring public servant like…what was his name?” Larry snapped his fingers at us. “That guy last year, the city councilman. Tarnally, yeah, Edward Tarnally. Remember him?”
I like the beginning, especially the first line, reminiscent of the famous opener in “A Tale of Two Cities.”
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