Lit Up
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Lit Up

Solve This: Part 3

In which darkness gathers

Read: Part 1, Part 2

Half an hour north of Benton, the county seat, an old farmhouse’s windows glowed pale yellow long into the black night. Within, a detective sifted through boxes of unofficial records, seeking answers.

Detective Sergeant William Caldicott had bought this place at auction sixteen years ago after his wife Denise left…



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Dale E. Lehman

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