Overlooked Cozies: The One-Armed Trapeze Artist

Always wanted to join the circus? Get your freak on with this overlooked cozy!

The one-armed trapeze artist at work
I hope these guys have a net, ’cause it doesn’t look good.

 

The Three Faces of Clem (A One-Armed Trapeze Artist & Schizophrenic Ventriloquist Mystery)

By Misty Mister

A one-armed trapeze artist with a tenuous grasp on reality, Hoon Skelbert divides his time between occasional performances with a rundown circus and managing a schizophrenic ventriloquist named Clem Helm and his sawdust sidekick, Woody.

When a high wire artist who displays a marked antipathy to the little wooden dude is found one night with the lion tamer’s whip driven deeply into his mouth and out the back of his head, foul play is suspected. The finger of suspicion points directly at you know who and it’s up to Hoon and Woody to clear Clem’s good name.

Be sure and check out the complete collection of Overlooked Cozies.

Image from Kevin J’s photostream, edited with permission.


William I. Lengeman III is a freelance journalist with a fondness for gourmet tea and traditional mysteries. He writes about the former at Tea Guy Speaks and the latter at Traditional Mysteries.

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