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ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith – CHAPTER 1

Greta showed for an evening rendezvous in Hamburg’s harbor district. She was dressed in slick leather and arrived on time in anticipation of a sordid evening of sex with her lover. The tall blonde got out of her car. Willi was not on the desolate street. She heard footsteps and a black man and a […]

THE BOUQUET OF RUINS by Peter Nolan Smith

Dec 1982 Some cities are best defined by songs such as APRIL IN PARIS or AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, but Hamburg defied music, especially as winter weather skimmed off the North Sea to besiege the harbor city with endless rain, cold, and darkness. Every day the night conquered a few more minutes of light and […]

ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith – CHAPTER 1

A scurry of claws scratched across the damp basement floor and the woman on the battered chair lifted her black stiletto heels in horror, but rats were the least of her problems. This afternoon her lover had phone to suggest a rendezvous in Hamburg’s harbor district. She had arrived after dark in anticipation of an […]

ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith – Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 The blonde woman on the battered chair lifted her black stiletto heels in horror, as rats scratched across the basement’s damp concrete floor. Once the horde scurried into their lairs, she lowered her feet relieved by their passing, but rats were the least of her problems. A 40-watt bulb dangling from a rotting […]

GERMANY AND OTHER PLACES on Kindle

As a high school student I was offered the language choices of Spanish, French, and German. No one spoke German in the 60s, except for Nazis in war movies, so I took the worst difficult course and earned Ds and Fs for my efforts. Despite my poor grades I ended up working in a Hamburg […]