The Hole

The Hole

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51,807 words (≈ about 3 hours)

Detective Sam Kelly is in the last days of a long career. His final assignment is to investigate Joe Mackenzie's complaint that neighbours are dumping garbage down his well. Kelly soon discovers that many locals have vanished over the years. In every case the disappearances lead back to the mysterious hole in Mackenzie's backyard.

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powerofh (11 books)
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:11:47 +0100

The opening scene happened to me one summer. A man was standing at the telephone booth talking (yelling). I was picking up newspaper. I turned around and he was on the ground. I thought he was drunk. I called the ambulance. They came within minutes. But when they arrived he was already dead.

powerofh (11 books)
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 02:43:04 +0100

As I recall this story had been going over in my mind since I was about 7 years old and a neighbour accused me of throwing rocks down his well. It was spurred on by a program I heard on the radio with Art Bell about a fellow who discovered a huge hole on his property.

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Language: English

Written in: 2010

Published: 2010-12-22

Word count: 51,807 words (≈ about 3 hours)

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David Halliday has published poems, short stories, plays, art works in reviews and publications across the United States and Canada. He has had several published books:
murder by Coach House Press. This book is a series of poems and illustrations set up like scenes in a movie, describing the murder, trial, and mob execution of an innocent man. Winner of the 2001 Eppie for poetry.
The Black Bird by. The Porcupine’s Quill. This is a book of poems, illustrations and short prose pieces describing the fictional making of the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon.
Making Movies by Press Porcepic. This is a book of long poems, interviews, short fiction pieces about a fictional BBC documentary about a fictional Canadian film maker, Samuel Bremmer and his company of actors and colleagues. It follows his career through the creation of a series of his movies.
Church Street is Burning, a book of poems, was a finalist in the 2002 Eppie for poetry.
The God of Six Points, published by Double-dragon-ebooks. A man who believes he is a god believes he has murdered one of his subjects.
Sleeping Beauty, published by LTD is a murder mystery. A woman lands in a small village where the only escape is to be murdered. Finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Winner of the 2004 IP Book Awards.
The Hole, published by LTD ebooks is one in a series of cop stories. There are unusual happenings in the quiet suburb of Islington. People have begun to disappear. And they have been disappearing for generations. For the soon to retire Sam Kelly, this is his last case as a detective. All the clues point to a mysterious hole, which appears to have no bottom.
In 2007 Mr. Halliday was short listed for the C.B.C. Literary Contest in poetry.

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