Sleeping with the Fishes
by Terwilliger J. Cranston
A non-existent crime rate, well-manicured lawns and gorgeous views of Wallingford Bay are some of the perks of living in Stedley, where well-heeled executives and old money families rule over their empires. Boats and swimmers share the water with striped bass and world-record sized catfish.
Viewing the bay from any of the waterfront estates, you’d never imagine what lies beneath the placid surface of the water. Maybe you should ask Police Chief Ima Pescatore, a loyal public servant who has been trying to worm her way into Stedley society for two years, without success.
Ima’s success as a police chief is lauded when she receives the Bob N. Spinner Award from NACOP. Little do they know that Ima’s been improving crime statistics by ensuring that criminals stupid enough to ply their trade within the confines of Stedley soon find themselves plunged into a watery grave.