The Over the Hill Gang by S. Furlong-Bolliger

by Barb Goffman


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

The sheriff’s been murdered, and the deputy’s sure the sheriff was done in by a member of the Hill Gang. Or, as they’re better known these days, the Over the Hill Gang: one guy’s nearly blind and another’s nearly deaf, one guy can’t remember his own name half the time, another’s an arthritic former gunslinger, and finally there’s the gang leader who gets along just fine … with his walker. The deputy sits down to Thanksgiving with them as they discuss which one of them might have done in the sheriff. They all want the credit.