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Dead and Gone

John Moralee

Publisher: John Moralee

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Summary

Dead and Gone is a collection of twelve crime stories, including four stories previously published in magazines and anthologies. * 
Contents: 
Afterburn - a retired astronaut investigates the death of an old friend (mystery) 
Diamond Pass – a man returns to his home town and discovers shocking secrets (noir, crime drama) 
Distant Relatives - a man and his daughter cross the dangerous Australian Outback (crime drama) 
Pulling No Punches - a boxer risks his life for his family (noir/suspense) 
Falling in Love – a greedy husband tries to kill his new wife with unexpected complications (noir) 
Hollywood Asylum – a reclusive screenwriter meets a beautiful woman living next door, with dangerous consequences (noir/suspense) 
The Kidnapping – a light-hearted tale about an unusual kidnapping (comic crime) 
Deal Breaker – a little girl needs the help of a lawyer to get justice (legal thriller) 
Bad Advertising – a man hears a murder happen in the flat below him (mystery/noir/suspense) 
Patriotic Duty - a headless body leads a New Orleans detective to a gang of killers (police procedural/action and suspense/thriller) 
My Cousin Shunsuke – a teenage girl helps her cousin investigate the death of his girlfriend (mystery and suspense) 
The Abduction – a man disappears at a convention for ufologists (mystery) 
Bonus: Afterburn 2.0 – a different version of Afterburn with a completely new plot. 
* Dead and Gone is also included in the omnibus title Edge of Crime.

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