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A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part IX

Amongst Friends So everybody’s heard it, that saying about “there’s no honor among thieves.” And, well, that’s a very ambivalent statement. Because it’s true, up to a point, like everything else. It depends on how you look at it. The deal with Lucky Luciano, they were very loyal to him. The whole mafia. The whole […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part VIII

Aside from the fact that she genuinely loved her child, it was important to her to be a good mother. And she was–generally speaking. What made her sensitive about it, was an incident that happened in the park when her son was three years old. Now keep in mind, she was very particular about the […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic VII

When it came to women, there was just something about Nat Nelson. Sure, he was handsome, but not “through the roof” handsome. In fact, he was pretty soft. His face. His hands. He described himself as hedonistic. What he was, was elegant. Nice face. Nice things. Nice manners. He had lots and lots of girlfriends. […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part VI

Weehawken was an alright town as far as towns go. But it was on the wrong side of the Hudson, so there was that. And since it was on the wrong side of the Hudson, that meant it was in New Jersey, so that was another thing. And Jancie Hansen was a very good looking […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic, Part V

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part V Drake worried as Little Augie strode toward the car. He […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part IV

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part IV Drake recognized him from the jump. All arms and legs […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part III

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED Part III It doesn’t take long to get accustomed to a little […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic, Continued

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part II Nerts It’s not like Little Augie had it easy growing […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic

This is a story based on the truth. The names of the characters, the locale and the circumstances are historical and factual. I have taken liberty with some incidentals and the dialogue, basing them on the era, the situation and the characters involved. Part One It all started with what believers call the sweet science. […]

Lenny, a Serial; Part VI

Lenny had to play his cards just right so that Trish would allow her Civic to be towed. He wanted them to ride back to town together. “You wouldn’t let them tow your precious Ranchero GT,” she said. And she was right. She hardly said a word to him on the four hour trip. The […]

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