Free Fiction Monday: Sob Sisters
Madison, Wisconsin, 1972—When Detective Hank Kaplan calls Valentina Wilson to a crime scene, she wonders why. She soon finds more questions than answers in a secret room belonging to a wealthy female philanthropist, whose brutal murder the police hastily cover up. Val’s search for the truth will take her from the rape hotline she runs to the shocking realization that the woman’s murder anchors a long line of horrific events stretching back decades.
Chosen as one of the best mystery short stories of 2013 by the readers of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, “Sob Sisters” continues the powerful story of Valentina Wilson, a character who first appeared in Nelscott’s award-winning Smokey Dalton series.
“Sob Sisters” by Edgar Award-nominated author Kris Nelscott, is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook here. You can also read a lot more about Valentina Wilson in the novel Protectors, available here in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover.
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I read this short story, through a wealth of emotion and near tears and so wanted to thank you for sharing your creativity with others. I have just ordered the first book in the Smokey Dalton series and cannot wait to begin.