Free Fiction Monday: Guarding Lacey
Private detective Smokey Dalton does his best to protect his adopted family, from his 11-year-old son Jimmy to his friends, the Grimshaws. But Smokey can’t see everything. Jimmy notices that Lacey Grimshaw—“thirteen going on trouble,” Smokey says—skips school to hang out with an adult man. Jimmy doesn’t want to tattle, but he’s worried about Lacey. So he pretends he’s Smokey, and follows her, learning secrets that will change him—and Lacey—forever.
“Guarding Lacey” by Edgar-award nominee Kris Nelscott is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Omnilit, Smashwords and other ebookstores. If you want to find out how Smokey Dalton does next, pick up Street Justice, which releases in trade paper, audio, and ebook on Tuesday, March 18.