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Disarmed: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod story

Disarmed: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod story

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Disarmed: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod story

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Feb 22, 2018
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Is the quaint seaside town of Quansett a sanctuary or a death trap? When an alarming discovery at Leo's Back End points to murder, the locals' favorite hangout becomes a crime scene. Sometimes it takes a village to catch a killer -- led by reclusive artist/author Edgar Rowdey and spiky-haired Boston refugee Lydia Vivaldi. "Disarmed" is a delightfully unsettling hors d'oeuvre for fans of CJ Verburg's full-length Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mysteries Croaked and Zapped.

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Disarmed - CJ Verburg

DISARMED

an Edgar Rowdey

Cape Cod story

CJ Verburg

Disarmed Copyright (c) 2018 by CJ Verburg. Full copyright notice at the end of this book.

NOTE: This is a work of fiction. None of the people, organizations, or situations in this book are intended to represent actual people, organizations, or situations.

DISARMED

What’s happened to Freddy Coughlin?

He was only supposed to unlock the gate to the garbage bins for the truck. When he hasn’t come back after fifteen minutes, Lydia Vivaldi slips out to look for him.

The sun warms her bare head and arms as she rounds the corner of Leo’s Back End. It’s the kind of sparkling Cape Cod morning when she can hear birds singing in the woods behind the restaurant and imagine how the sand would feel under her feet if she hopped on her bike and made a dash for the beach. As she crosses the damp grass toward the stockade fence, dew soaks through her sneakers.

Freddy started working here four days ago. Leo balked at giving him a job, never mind that it’s tourist season and his staff can use the help. Freddy is married to Leo’s daughter Jackie. After six weeks of searching she put her foot down: nobody else is gonna hire him, even though he’s paid his debt to society, and for God’s sake, it was only weed and pills, not meth or heroin or crack like those gang-bangers over in Hyannis, and if his own father-in-law won’t lend Freddy a hand, then who the hell will?

Leo started him at the bottom: helping Bruno (who doesn’t speak English) to mop the floors, load the dishwasher, take out the garbage, and open the gate in the stockade fence three times a week for the waste-disposal truck.

Leo

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