The Lawn: A James Lalonde Short Story

Genres: Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Crime Thriller



A Body is on the Front Lawn. A Priceless Painting is Missing. A Killer is on the Loose.


When Will Thatcher doesn’t show up for work, James Lalonde is forced to attend an afternoon tea with Alistair Carmichael in Will’s place. The lovely autumn afternoon tea comes to an abrupt end when a body is discovered on the front lawn of the Carmichael Estate with strange markings on its neck.


But something is missing, a priceless painting is off the wall. However, it’s no ordinary painting, it’s a van Gogh purchased in an auction a few months prior.


But, trouble has its watchful eye on James.


Can James figure out who the thief and murderer are before he is next?


The lawn is a prequel short story in a reporter mystery series. Get it now.




Available in eBook


What Others Are Saying About the Lawn

Expect the unexpected in this short but twisty tale about an art heist at a wealthy man’s estate.
Susie D.

Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

An intrepid journalist uncovers an art heist on an English estate. But will he live to break the story?
Kim H

Proof Reader, Red Adept Editing

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The Lawn

Rated 5 out of 5

It was very intriguing. I loved reading it. Wished it was longer.
Can’t wait to read more short stories or novellas by you.


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