Justice for Elijah by Earl Staggs

by Barb Goffman

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From the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping (Untreed Reads, 2012).

It’s Thanksgiving, and Sheriff Mollie Goodall is alone, manning her office. She’s hoping for a nice, quiet afternoon, waiting for her shift to end so she can go home to a turkey dinner. Then this teenager walks in, announcing that the sheriff has a killer living in her county. So much for a quiet Thanksgiving.

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