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Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Dollar Short Short And A Day Late

Johnny Dollar was a radio show appearing on CBS radio in 1949. The character was a freelance insurance investigator, with the show in the tradition of a hard-boiled private detective. The author has revived this character for a series of short reads. We hope you enjoy them. The character Johnny Dollar is now a part of the public domain.

A Dollar Short And A Day Late (Tongue-In-Cheek Noir)
By R. Archer
Price $1.49
10 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“Light-Hearted Tongue-In-Cheek.”

Johnny Dollar, a freelance insurance investigator is so busy he needs a secretary to take care of the bookwork, filing, and answering the phone. He can’t believe his good luck when sexy Rita Longmire shows up to interview for the job, claiming to know all about a secretary’s duties. But within only a few days, it appears that beauty may be all the talent she has.

This was a fun read, though Johnny doesn’t have a case to investigate, he does learn that finding a good secretary may not be as easy as he imagined. Growing up listening to radio drama, YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR was one of the best dramas on the air. It’s great to see him back, and we look forward to his next case from the author. Short stories have almost disappeared from mainstream literature, and we no longer have the many genre magazines available for short story format at the local newsstand. The author is bringing them back with a bang, and we love it. I read this one while drinking my first cup of coffee. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson
Detective Mystery Stories.

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