The 1953 Annual Report

A Nick Williams Mystery Report #1

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1. The Unexpected Heiress

May 11, 1953

It's late at night when Nick's evil father calls to inform his son that Janet, Nick's sister, has been in a freak automobile accident and is fighting for her life in the hospital. With Carter, his loving husband, in tow, Nick arrives just in time to say goodbye.

The next morning, Nick discovers that Janet's death wasn't an accident. It was premeditated murdered. Nick goes poking around and uncovers a family secret. Can he find the killer and prevent the next obvious murder from happening?


2. The Amorous Attorney

Monday, May 18, 1953

Jeffrey Klein's love affair is heating up and Nick has to chase him down because, frankly, he needs a lawyer to set up his new business.

Oh, and Eddie Mannix at Metro is on the warpath and being a general pain in Nick's ass.

After receiving a telegram asking for help, Nick and Carter end up flying south of the border, down Mexico way.

When they get there, they find a corrupt politician, a flirtatious police captain, and a woman terrified of an uncertain future and what it holds for her.


3. The Sartorial Senator

Friday, May 29, 1953

Nick and Carter just want to go home to San Francisco after their adventures in Mexico.

But, before they can sail into the Golden Gate, Nick receives a subpoena from America's most infamous witch hunter in Washington, D.C.

Once they get to the nation's capitol, they are plunged into helping yet another flirtatious police detective solve a curious murder that leads to some very dark places.


4. The Laconic Lumberjack

Thursday, July 16, 1953

Carter's father has been murdered in Georgia and the local sheriff has no intention of finding out who really did it.

Nick and Carter borrow the first plane they can find and zoom off back into the past to see if they can uncover the truth before the wrong man is convicted.


5. The Perplexed Pumpkin

Friday, October 23, 1953

Grudgingly, Nick agrees to be the less-than-amiable host to what turns out to be a bizarre event that will long be remembered by everyone who attends...

A two-timing girlfriend, a locked door, and an unexpected visit from the F.B.I. are just some of the clues that begin to add up to a particularly perplexing Halloween.


6. The Savage Son

Tuesday, December 15, 1953

Ivan Kopek is missing and his parents desperately want Nick's help. Ike, as he's known to his friends, is quickly found once Nick, Carter, and their pals are on the case.

Meanwhile, it's almost Christmas. Nick's least favorite time of the year. Carter wants a Christmas tree and Nick's evil father has summoned them both to the mansion on Nob Hill for Christmas day at 12 noon. And they're not to be late.

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The Unexpected Heiress
The Amorous Attorney
The Sartorial Senator
The Laconic Lumberjack
The Perplexed Pumpkin
The Savage Son
The Mangled Mobster
The Iniquitous Investigator
The Voluptuos Vixen
The Timid Traitor
The Sodden Sailor
The Excluded Exile
The Paradoxical Parent
The Pitiful Player
The Childish Churl
The Rotten Rancher
A Happy Holiday
The Adroit Alien
An Echanted Beginning
The One He Waited For
Their Own Hidden Island
The 1953 Annual Report
This Morning, Over Here