The Glass Harmonica

In a snowy stormy night, retired Keith O’Reilly sees a pizza delivery man kill neighbor Dennis Conners, architect and “come-from-away”. The McKay Street house to house narrative unfolds secrets: Collins’ legal and financial problems, O’Reillys’ violence, three new couples’ romances, inner battles over right and wrong for both a criminal and a private detective, challenges of outsiders, and the two senior citizens, Albert and Edythe, who witness all. Shared experiences differ, and distortions influence truth for character and reader. Residents’ views vary: their lives, one another, and the events, savage and tender, that bind them together.