“What Really Happened in Hyde Park?” aka “Babylon”, a short story by rootsnwingz

Note by the author:  “This short story was originally written in the Spring of 2012 as part of an assignment for a  ‘Poetics of Murder’ university class.  Many thanks to my professor and classmates as well as all my favourite crime authors, particularly Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie, for their inspiration.  All rights belong to rootsnwingz.”

Mr. Colin Brown was a retired detective who regarded himself as a true English gentleman. Therefore, as usual, on the morning of the 11th of November 1970, he got ready for his weekly appointment at the renowned “Bernard’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop” and walked out of his flat and into the gloomy London weather. Continue reading

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