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Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems
Edgar Allan Poe
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Uriah Smith
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Rogues -

Bad Brass by Bradley Denton

 

Professional substitute teacher Matthew Marx has another side to him, he steals from other criminals especially dumb ones like the band instrument thieves from his ex-wife's high school.  Having found out about this little ring of high school thieves, or wannabes, Marx is looking to take their illicit gains for himself only to witness a bizarre exchange especially when one of the thieves steals the buyers' stolen van with some of the stolen band merchandise.  When back at school, Marx realizes that half the "crew" are just band geeks brought in because they know stuff about the "products".  Although Marx himself is a rogue in every sense of the word and the story was well written with subtle comedy woven throughout, compared to some of the other stories in this anthology it just felt average.

 

2 1/2 STARS