FOUL PLAY is an anthology of five short stories from author Stephen Edger, including: THE PERFECT TONIC Detective Orville Jameson has received a letter. The letter is from a killer, confessing to his latest crime. At first Jameson thinks it is a prank, being played by one of his immature colleagues, but as he continues to read the letter starts to take a sinister turn. Uncertain on how to proceed but desperate to catch a killer before he escapes, Jameson scours the text for clues as to the identity of this killer and his victims. As time ticks by, the detective's desperation begins to spiral out of control. As the end of the letter approaches, Jameson knows he is getting closer to the killer but little does he realise the shocking conclusion the letter will deliver. BEST SERVED COLD Thomas Manning's wife is missing. He doesn't know where she is. The police think he killed her but he has no memory of what happened the night before. He is about to learn that revenge is a dish best served cold... ABSOLUTION And God spoke to Moses: 'I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other Gods before me... ' ... Moses said to the people: 'Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.' (Exodus 20:2,20) The villagers of Tumbleberry Green are keeping secrets. The village is beset with sin: murder, adultery and devil-worship. One man has vowed to carry out God's justice and to remind the world what it is to fear God. Ten sinners will have the opportunity to seek the Lord's forgiveness in the next ten days or they will experience His wrath. The village is about to experience a justice not witnessed since Sodom and Gomorrah. Absolution is coming... THE GETAWAY Rob Godwin needs a break: from life, work and all that's in between. His best friend suggests a weekend away in France to forget it all. Rob meets Pilar and falls for her hard. She is the girlfriend of a local hood and he needs to save her. Can he save the girl and disappear or will the hood find them? WHAT GOES AROUND... Today is Chris Butler's Wedding Day. He wakes in a Paris hotel, ready to tie the knot with his American sweetheart. They've been planning the big day for months. He answers the phone in his room, and hears his fiancee screaming in agony. A voice tells him that she won't be harmed further if he does as he's told. Chris immediately recognises the voice. Only a handful of people know his true identity, but the caller knows too. Racing across the streets of Paris, Chris turns to the only man he can rely on for help. Together the two need to figure out how the caller found them, and what he really wants. They track the caller to London, where karma will teach them the ultimate lesson: what goes around... comes around.
Used availability for Stephen Edger's Foul Play
June 2016 : USA Paperback
December 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition