HOW TO KIDNAP AN AXE MURDERER: A TALE OF ROMANCE AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER

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Darwin Phelps is on the verge of turning thirty and his life seems to be frozen. His job is going nowhere, the bills are stacking up, and there is a serial killer on the loose. After discovering the identity of the killer Darwin comes up with a plan to solve all of his financial woes. Will ransoming off an axe murderer to the highest bidder save his marriage, or will his scheme backfire horribly? No matter what the outcome, it's going to make for one hell of a Christmas.

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HOW TO KIDNAP AN AXE MURDERER: A TALE OF ROMANCE AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER

Submitted: July 06, 2010

Darwin Phelps is on the verge of turning thirty and his life seems to be frozen. His job is going nowhere, the bills are stacking up, and there is a serial killer on the loose. After discovering the identity of the killer Darwin comes up with a plan to solve all of his financial woes. Will ransoming off an axe murderer to the highest bidder save his marriage, or will his scheme backfire horribly? No matter what the outcome, it's going to make for one hell of a Christmas. Read Chapter

Submitted: July 07, 2010

CHAPTER TWO Darwin Phelps gripped the steering wheel tightly.His heart felt as if it were about to burst forth from his chest.The chi... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 12, 2010

CHAPTER THREE Warren Shaw stood in his study facing out an extremely tall window that faced the southern end of Pine Valley. He admir... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER FOUR Darwin Phelps existed in that world that had crushed small businesses like Flynn’s Pizzeria. He was the assistant mana... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER FIVE Morning came and the streets had been plowed and coated with a generous layer of sand. This didn’t make Trent Morgan... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER SIX Darwin felt as if his chest was caving in. Half asleep he groaned and gasped for air. Slowly he pried his heavy eyelids o... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER SEVEN Pine Valley was the place to live in Colorado Springs if you had the money. It was right at the foot of the Rocky Mount... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER EIGHT A few hours had passed by since Darwin opened up Papa Smiley’s for his absent boss. These were the few hours that Wan... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER NINE Below the twin castles of Warren Shaw’s estate and his resort sat the rest of Pine Valley and its residents. The house... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER TEN Wanda barged into Papa Smiley’s just in time to see the clock strike six. Darwin felt a heavy weight lift from his shou... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER ELEVEN   Fisher didn’t feel right going on a job without his trademark... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER TWELVE “Could you slow down just a bit honey?” Darwin squirmed in the passenger seat of Roxy’s Volkswagen Beetle. He fe... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN Fisher found himself in mid fall. A gentle breeze kicked up his suede jacket and caused it to flow about him like a ... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN Roxy Phelps had something in common with Vickie Plumb. They both shared the maiden name Plowman. Roxy smiled wide as... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN The sky was missing and the mountains had disappeared entirely. Snow punished the city from the north to the south. R... Read Chapter

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN Roxy saw Darwin sprawled out on the couch in front of the television with the as-yet-to-be-named cat spread out on hi... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER SEVENTEEN   Wanda was ready to go home as soon as Darwin arrived at work... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER EIGHTEEN   “I doubt he’ll be back again.”  Trent tried to ass... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER NINETEEN   Darwin wasn’t sure what to tell Roxy about his recent misfo... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY   Fisher could always rely on his neighbors not to notice any kin... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE   “Detective Barker!”  A uniformed officer rushed ov... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO   “I was thinking that you could drop me off at work today.... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE   Fisher sat at a small table eating his Sloppy Beau’s Br... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR   “Have you heard about these horrible murders that have b... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE   “You forgot to set your alarm honey.”  Roxy patte... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX   Darwin Phelps gripped the steering wheel tightly.  His... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN   Roxy was feeling upset over the way she and Darwin had pa... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT   Fisher’s focus was divided.  He needed to pay atte... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE   “So the killer burst in and slaughtered the old man righ... Read Chapter

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        CHAPTER THIRTY   Roxy sat by the lake and felt the sun warming her skin.  T... Read Chapter