Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Rules of Evidence by Steve Gore

This story all takes place in the interrogation room in dialogue between a career criminal named Irish and a homicide detective named Pacheco. Irish is a suspect in the murder of Mucker, one of Irish's former partners. The problem is that no matter what Pacheco thinks, the physical evidence is weak, Irish is seasoned enough to resist breaking, and besides, someone else has already confessed to the murder. Seems like a pretty tough case.

Though there aren't any car chases or shootouts, the dialogue stays crisp. It grips you and refuses to let go.

Pacheco may not have the best case, but he's determined. Is there a way he can make Irish slip up? You'll have to pick up a current copy of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to find out.

By the way, this is Steve Gore's first published story - kudos to him and I hope others are in the pipeline.

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