Sunday, January 20, 2013
Diamonds Aren't Forever, by Raymond Goree
Raymond Goree's first story made my best-of-the-year list last week, so I was delighted to see his second story appear. It isn't as stunning as his debut, but it is a lot of fun.
Simon Kline is a jeweler, and a very careful man. His store is encased in steel-impregnated polymer epoxy. His in-store cameras are linked to his BlackBerry so he can check for intruders without stepping out of his car. A very careful man.
But this a crime story, so we know something is going to happen. But exactly what, ah, that's where the twists come. Clever, amusing story.