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By Linda Landrigan

From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a party of over fifty years of puzzle masterworks.
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s secret Magazine has been one of many optimum magazines of puzzle and suspense. This celebratory anthology positive aspects such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, simply 3 of the esteemed members to have seemed within the magazine’s pages over the last 5 a long time.

This remarkable anthology displays the range of each factor of the journal: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson within the fifties and Donald Westlake within the sixties, to fresh tales by means of S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology records over a part century of fantastic storytelling.

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To Josephine, for your friendship. This book is for us both. Contents Copyright Acknowledgements Author’s Note Prologue Chapter 1: The Arrival Chapter 2: Juniors Chapter 3: Josephine Chapter 4: The Saturday Routine Chapter 5: The Lord’s Work Chapter 6: The Visitor Chapter 7: My Dead Dad’s Feet Chapter 8: Christmas Chapter 9: The Farm Chapter 10: The Swing Chapter 11: The Family Chapter 12: Doubting Thomas Chapter 13: The Inspectors Chapter 14: The Cubbyhole Chapter 15: Gifts on the Run Chapter 16: The Premonition Chapter 17: Back From the Farm Chapter 18: Taking on a Senior Chapter 19: A Strange Relationship Chapter 20: The Nuns’ Pets Chapter 21: Stowaways Chapter 22: Breaking Out Chapter 23: The Remand Home Chapter 24: Rebelling Chapter 25: The Top Window Epilogue Acknowledgements To my sons Darren and Christopher – thank you for all your encouragement and support during the process of writing this book.

It had been a long day compared to our days in the infants. I lay in bed and thought again about Sinéad, about how much I loved and missed her. I prayed long and hard for her until I was sure that God would look after her. ’ Sister Thomas’s voice bellowed across the dormitory. I’m watching you, Reilly,’ she added. I froze with fear. Why me? I hadn’t done anything wrong, had I? Like everyone else, I had to lie on my back with my hands across my chest to keep the Devil out, and I tried to lie as still as possible so that she wouldn’t pick on me.

She was several years older than Loretta. Every Christmas we got a card from her, and once in a while someone would sneak in a message from her, but I had no idea what she looked like or what sort of person she was. My memories of life in the infants’ section are sketchy at best, and only a few clear images remain. We slept in long rows of cots with metal bars in a cavernous room with a single dim light. One night I woke up in the middle of a nightmare, sweating and terrified. Rattling the bars of my cot, I called and screamed for someone to come, but no one did.

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