Smokey Dalton gets a call from an old friend to help transport a battered woman and her young daughter from Madison, Wisconsin, to a shelter in Chicago. When Smokey and Marvella Walker show up at the drop site, they learn that the woman is both white and a racist. She refuses to leave with them. And that’s only the beginning of their problems. Chosen as one of the best mystery short stories of 2009, “Family Affair” shows why Booklist calls the Smokey Dalton books “a high-class crime series.”
“Family Affair” by Edgar-award nominee Kris Nelscott is free on this website for one week only. The story’s available for $3.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Omnilit, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores.
A Smokey Dalton Story