The Angel and the Candy Man
A Robin Oracle Mystery
By Paul David Graham
It is February in the 6th book of the Robin Oracle Mystery series. Most people are thinking of Saint Valentine’s Day, heart shaped boxes full of chocolate, romantic dinners for two, bouquets of flowers, engagement rings, passionate kisses, and love in the air. The last thing anyone might think of is murder, mayhem, and blood. Fortunately, there are less than .01% with that on their mind.
When that .01% actually commits an atrocity, the special victims unit steps in. If the circumstances of the crime are strange, hard to believe, or seem paranormal, those cases are usually put into an unsolved file and forgotten. In San Diego, however, we have Lt. Elias T. Hawk and his special squad known as, Hawk’s Heroes.
In this book, we continue from the last book’s conclusion (as usual), but before that, because this an Inkitt special publication, (plus I’m NOT done writing it), I’ll be adding chapters after I rework them and edit to the best of my ability. I don’t have a regular editor - however, this gives you, my friends, a chance to read and comment on any mistakes I seem to have made.
I appreciate your past comments whether positive or negative - (although I like the positive ones best) - and have gone back to correct mistakes some of you kindly pointed out to me. My I.Q. is 165, but I can’t spell; and my grammar is sometimes lacking. I am lucky that I have an Angel on my shoulder who guides my characters as I write. In many instances, when rereading my work, I often believe I am guided by a spirit “Ghostwriting” my stories.
I am very happy that 99.999% of you really enjoy my stories. My characters also appreciate you all. So, without further ado, here are the first “batch” of chapters to tease you into reading more.
Dedicated to my fans, friends and family who believed I could actually become an author. To my daughter Andromeda who still loves my writing and my characters.
The characters, their names and events, in this book are fictitious and are not meant to describe or portray anyone either living or dead. Any resemblance to someone you know – whether living or dead – is purely coincidental and not intentional.
My characters may swear on occasion, but none of them like scat (obscene swear words). I keep the depictions of violence to a minimum and concentrate more on the stories they tell me because your imagination is more powerful than any detailed description I might think of. So, if the violence is too realistic or gory for you, it’s your fault – not mine – for having too good an imagination.
One thing I don’t like about series books is the wasted time (and space) retelling the last few books in order to remind people of what came before, and (oft-times) abusing that ritual in order to pad their word count. As annoying as that is for some people, it isn’t always easy to come up with 70,000+ words to fill a novel, BUT, in the interest of clarity, I’m going to repeat some of it anyway. So, there.
NO part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without written permission of the author.
NO Animals, real or imagined, were harmed (or insulted) in the creation of this book. (Except maybe 5 flies, twenty fleas, and ten mosquitoes - but they deserved it….and they were warned.