Fandango’s prompt

The commander said, “Lock this place down and I need every available unit to make sure we don’t let this guy leave.”

It was her first day as the commander of the elite team of detectives. Her partner, Shelly, gave her a lucky clover to mark the occasion. Although none of them would have thought her first day would be so eventful.

The local library, a phone call, and the person responsible for murdering three woman was thought to be inside. They were quiet, unassuming, and chose their victims because of the books they chose. Hopeless romantics, were always chosen.

‘Chief Inspector, are you sure you want to arrest him yourself.’

‘Yes, I will not put any officer at risk, we do not know what he could do, or any weapons he might have.’ She walked inside, in plain clothes, ready to pass her books over the counter. It needed to be the right person, and she had met him before. When she was a sergeant, his first kill was on her watch. Now he would be her last.’

Holding the four leafed clover, she placed in back in her pocket. She strode through the silent room, and could almost feel his eyes boring into her face. It was going to be difficult, but the one thing they were missing was his fingerprint, to tie it to all the murders.

She passed over her library card, and taking longer than he should, he held it against the light. Books swapped, her card was given back. ‘You’re under arrest, for the murders of Sam Riles, Corinne Smith and Mary Thompson.’

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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