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Books, Roses and Murder:

The Ben Nathan Murder — Chapter 8

by Courtland Wade

The windows of the Between the Lines Bookstore (New, Used & Rare) looked out across patches of bright spring sunlight filtered into swaying patterns of deep shade by the massive old elm trees lining East Broadway. John J. Waters, proprietor and sole employee, stood at the front door deciding whether or not to close early. It was Saturday — normally he wouldn’t close until two, but business was slow, and he had things to do. He looked at the wall clock, nearly noon. He locked the door and…

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