The Chicken Soup Kid, by RL Stevens
#37: “The Chicken Soup Kid” by RL Stevens
Synopsis: All Quinlin’s gotta do to get out from under his gambling debt is one simple favor. That’s all.
As soon as he heard the footsteps, Quinlin knew they meant to kill him.
A very short, very good O. Henry-esque mystery featuring a loser and a can’t-lose proposition. A twisty trip from Point A to Point B indeed.
“The Chicken Soup Kid” appears in the collection Murder on the Menu, edited by Isaac Asimov.