Leaning on a Lamppost

Det. Rhys McWilliams - Shorty to his friends reading time less than a minute

Frankie Farrell, the town drunk, is dead. Electrocuted while taking a leak against a lamppost on his way home in the early hours. An unfortunate and comical accident? Most of the townspeople think so. Detective Rhys McWilliams isn’t so sure. Frankie had been his eyes and ears in the local bars. Frankie had clammed up a few weeks ago, frightened, he said, of the “Mortal Pup”.

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