The Whole Wide World Sweetycat Press presents: 80 authors from around the world combine their talents to write the greatest episodic criminal manhunt anthology ever written. Follow Detective Curly Knucklewad and his assistant, Wanda Wowzer, as they pursue leads and clues around The Whole Wide World in search of the thief who stole a secret Limp Noodle Sauce recipe. From comic to chilling, each episode offers a fresh perspective and new eyes on the greatest heist ever pulled off. ~ Lisa H. Owens' excerpt: “Wowza! Wowza!” We all heard it. A hush fell over the crowd, as collectively, the heads belonging to a group of women, angry at one of them having been objectified—again—turned toward the offender. Sheesh. The nerve of him. And in the midst of a heavily populated Starbucks, of all places.
I shook my head and smiled, “Settle down, ladies. I've got this.” I was thirty-eight years old and five-foot-two, at a stretch; but having been bullied one-too-many times while attending Bowzer High (home of the terrifying Bowzer Bulldogs), I'd learned to defend myself. I was well versed in the art of Taekwondo, but also in the finer things in life—such as the robust flavor in a good Sumatra bean. I rose abruptly, menace in my eyes, and sauntered up to the offender, who had terror in his eyes. His hands shook as he slid two steaming venti lattes across the counter, each with an extra shot of espresso; and his voice cracked, revealing youth, as he begged for mercy. “Jeeze, Miss Wowza…I mean Wowzer, could you just tell the barista that you're Wanda next time?”...[read more in the anthology]