The Strange Detective

A Story

by Richard Wiley
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Substantive and literary. A hearty blend of plot, characterization and humor; like a Pacific Northwest Seafood Stew on a rainy late February evening.

Richard Wiley, you craft misery that loves my company. Great work.

Silly, absurd, and supremely entertaining, with a seemingly transcendental moment capping it off. Among many smart lines, possibly my favorite was, "It was like watching two thumbs doing battle over a pair of folded hands." Brisk reading indeed.