Sunday 23 June 2019



Steve Brewer, author of the Bubba Mabry mystery series and a dozen other crime novels, delivers a short story about love, death, adultery, revenge, pickup trucks and guns.

Rusty Milner drives to an isolated trailer in the piney woods, looking for his wife Yvonne. Everybody in town knows Yvonne has run off with Rusty's old friend Dale Britton. 

Rusty's drunk. He's got a shotgun. He's got murder on his mind.

Dive into this tale of rural noir, written by a master of the genre.

Another enjoyable tale from Brewer - 15 minutes of reading, and another bump to the stats.

A love triangle, though when Rusty comes calling with his shotgun, Dale tries to convince him that there's another player in town, who has stolen Yvonne, more like a love rectangle than triangle. A friendly discussion over a couple of beers will solve their differences......... or maybe not.

The fourth short story from Steve Brewer I've enjoyed recently. No sign of any Brewer's droop just yet. I liked it.

4 from 5

Read - June, 2019
Published - 2012
Page count - 9
Source - Kindle Unlimited
Format - kindle


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Col. It sounds like the sort of premise that can go in just about any direction, and in this case, not a good one... And that rural setting sounds a good fit for the story, too.

    1. Margot, I'm definitely enjoying my brief encounters with Brewer's work this month.

  2. You have been reading quite a few Steve Brewer short stories this month, Col. If I did not already have too many books of short stories (unread) I might try some of them.

    1. I've got a few myself. They never jump out at me though, when deciding what to go for next. I do like this author's books though.