You can always count on crime fiction website Beat To A Pulp to deliver a great tale each month. For December, it’s this hard-boiled noir: “Fundamental Breach” takes the story of a man hiring a killer to off his wife and spins it on its head several times.
“How will I know you’ve actually done it?” Ted Kilburn asked when he realized they had never discussed the practical aspects of the job.
Bob Timmons, the man Kilburn had hired, took a swig from his Budweiser long neck. “I’ll bring you a trophy.”
“What do you mean?” Kilburn said with a frown.
Timmons smiled. “How about Diana’s ring finger with the wedding band still on it?” he finally said.
The color drained from Kilburn’s face. He looked like he might throw up.