By Charlotte MacLeod
Unique booklet: 1991
When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural collage as a scout for a tv station. even though the college and scholars are rarely prepared for top time, Emmerick’s curiosity is in environmental programming—a topic that conjures up even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his look for fabric, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and some of his colleagues at the annual owl-count. And although the tv producer’s loud mouth and heavy toes make him a gloomy birdwatcher, not one of the teachers anticipate him to make a deadly blunder. Chasing what seems to be a badly misplaced snowy owl, Emmerick stumbles right into a seize that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors achieve him, he’s been stabbed to demise. getting to know that the snowy owl used to be not anything greater than a handful of feathers hooked up to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may wish to kill a tv manufacturer, yet which would-be killer had the gall to make the helpless Nyctea scandiaca an companion?
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Lloyd stood up. ” he asked. ” Lloyd thought of his mother and reached for his rifle, but couldn’t do it. * * * Lloyd ran all the way to 106th and Avalon, composing epitaphs for Famous Johnson en route. His chest was heaving and his arms and shoulders ached from holding his rifle at high port, and when he saw the neon sign proclaiming the “United African Episcopal Methodist Church” he took in last gulps of air to bring his raging heartbeat down to a low ebb; he wanted to be the very picture of armed dignity on a mission of mercy.
The other woman was laughing too, slapping her knee and freshening Linda’s glass every few minutes from the bottle on the coffee table. He was staring into the window, lost in Linda’s laughter, when he suddenly became aware that something was drastically wrong. His instinct never failed him, and just as he was about to hit on the cause of his uneasiness, he saw the two women move toward each other very slowly and in perfect synchronization kiss on the lips, first tentatively, then hungrily, knocking over the bottle of scotch as they moved into a fierce embrace.
He saw that the blood led into a huge vacant lot, pitch dark and eerily silent. Lloyd listened, willing himself to assume the ears of a highly attuned animal. Just as his eyes became accustomed to the darkness and let him pick out BLOOD ON THE MOON 29 objects in the lot, he heard it: a snapping of metal on metal, coming from the direction of a portable construction toilet. 45s, and he knew Lloyd was near. Lloyd hurled a rock at the outhouse. The door creaked open and three single shots rang out, followed by the sound of doors slamming all the way down the block.