SHORT STORY REVIEW


A Death in the Family by George Seaton         
Publisher: Fingerprints (October 29, 2012)
ASIN: B009YYRIMQ

Rating: ★★★★
When three members of a family separately plot the demise of one of their own, which one of them will succeed? It’s Maybelle Clark-Merriweather’s turn to make Thanksgiving dinner for her husband’s side of the family in addition to her own. At sixty years old, she never had children and she’s married to an obese alcoholic who hasn’t fulfilled his husbandly duties in years. Unbeknownst to Maybelle, her brother, sister-in-law, and husband have similar but self-contained intentions to get rid of her.

Faced with having to include vegetarian dishes for the Clarks as well as traditional meat dishes for herself and her husband Lowell’s family, Maybelle fulfills the challenging undertaking. Unfortunately, she’s unable to partake in the Thanksgiving festivities because she dies at the dinner table after drinking tainted blackberry wine. With all three plotters satisfied that they were the one successful in killing Maybelle, the only thing left is for each to read the autopsy results to make sure the authorities don’t suspect it was murder.

A Death in the Family is a short story with an ironic twist. Author George Seaton allows the reader to delve into the motives of three different people with murder on their minds. It’s interesting to note the opening paragraph of the story is a clue to the ending. Will all three family members be able to get away with murder, or will they meet the same fate as poor Maybelle?
 
About the Author                                                
George Seaton lives and writes in Denver. He writes M/M erotic romance, and other genres. He shares an 1893 two-story Victorian in the West Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver with his partner David; their Alaskan Malamute, Sarah; and--albeit a ways up in the hills near Golden--his six-year-old Quarter horse, Shy.

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George Seaton lives and writes in Denver. He writes M/M erotic romance, and other genres. He shares an 1893 two-story Victorian in the West Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver with his partner David; their Alaskan Malamute, Sarah; and--albeit a ways up in the hills near Golden--his six-year-old Quarter horse, Shy.

George Seaton lives and writes in Denver. He writes M/M erotic romance, and other genres. He shares an 1893 two-story Victorian in the West Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver with his partner David; their Alaskan Malamute, Sarah; and--albeit a ways up in the h
 

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