O’Halloran Story 1.0

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I don’t even like fucking Gummibears!

Meet Detective Sergeant Michael O’Halloran. A twenty-seven-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department. O’Halloran has just used deadly force to break up a bank robbery. The consequences of his actions will take him on a nostalgic journey he didn’t expect when he pulled the trigger. Consequences he’ll have to live with for the rest of his life. Or will he?

Perhaps it can all be remedied by, of all things, a pack of Gummibears…

Crime and Gummibears is a Michael O’Halloran suspense short story from Mark Posey.

This book is part of the O’Halloran suspense series:
1.0: Crime and Gummibears
2.0: The Games We Play

A suspenseful short story

{Also see: Thrillers, Suspense, Short Stories.}

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Crime and Gummibears
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 by Sue

I really enjoyed CRIME AND GUMMIBEARS. This is the first of two short story about Detective Michael O’Halloran. It’s a big story of few words and had my attention right away. So well written with a lot packed in. I recommend this book

 by Susanne H.
Intersting series starter

I read this story a while ago and found it quite unique. It is not just a crime story, but has philosophical touch- how do even the smallest decision can have an impact on the future? A fast read, with a lot of thoughts afterwards.

 by Susan Savopoulos
Growing Up

This is not my usual genre to read. But Mark Posey's storied are alwsys a joy to read.

Mike O"Halloran is a detective on the Baltimore Police Department. He has made it a habit to leave gummiebears on a headstone in a cemetery.

This short story is riveting and leads you into the next story.

 by IngSav
A delightful short story! I really liked the main character.

This story meanders with purpose as it tells of two events in parallel.

Rich with details of the main character's childhood and a recent present day incident, I was drawn in and kept anticipating that moment when it all comes together...and wow did author Mark Posey swing from out in left field with the ending!! I was kept thoroughly engaged and intrigued with the little clues about hindsight and life choices.

I'm looking forward to more of this character and anything else written by Mark Posey!

 by Audrey Cienki
Crimes and Gummibears

I really like the detective and this short story in general. I am looking forward to more.

 by Karen
Crime and Gummibears

Crime and Gummibears, by Mark Posey, is a short story of a man's realization of how his past has made him the man he is today. Although a standalone, I enjoyed it more when reading it in conjunction with The Games We Play, also focusing on the same main character, Michael O'Halloran. Each story has a way of pulling you into it, then giving a terrific twist at the end to tie everything together.

 by Marti
Foul Language is Not My Cup of Tea

I really, really like Detective Sergeant O’Halloran! CRIME AND GUMMIBEARS is a good story but I’d like to see a bit more vocabulary work and lots fewer expletives - especially on the front page.

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“State your name, rank and badge number for the record.”

“Detective Sergeant Michael O’Halloran, Baltimore Police Department, badge number 3679.”

“Detective Sergeant O’Halloran, describe, in your own words, the events of Friday, April ninth.”

This wasn’t the first time I had been interviewed by the Special Investigations Response Team—SIRT for short, but we all called them SQUIRT—it was over pretty quick and was usually disappointing.

It was fitting that the SIRT guy was using one of the interrogation rooms. At the moment, I certainly felt like a perp. I had never used deadly force before, and in twenty-seven years, had never even pulled my gun. Still, to my mind, I had acted correctly.

I shifted in my chair, trying to get comfortable. It rocked under me with a clunk. They should give a medal to the guy who picked these shitty, wooden chairs. They sure work to keep a guy off-balance. I wondered if someone had removed the felt pad from the bottom of one of the legs or if it had come that way.

My gaze fell on the shiny, new USB mic plugged into the SIRT guy’s laptop on the shitty wooden table and then met his gaze where he sat on the other shitty wooden chair.

He looked at me encouragingly and nodded. “Take your time. Just tell me what happened.”

Yeah, him and the forty-seven guys behind the glass.

I cleared my throat. “Just after nine A.M., I stopped at the bank on my way to the office.”

“The bank would be the main branch of the Harbor Bank of Maryland on West Fayette Street?”

I nodded. “That’s correct.”

“What business did you have there?”

“Just grabbing some cash for the weekend,” I shrugged. “It’s Spring Break. We’re taking the kids camping.”

“But you went inside. Why not just go to the ATM?” He furrowed his brow.

I smiled briefly. “Now you sound like my wife.”

The SIRT guy did not smile back. He gave no indication of even having heard me. He just blinked.

So much for lightening the mood. “I prefer the personal touch.”

He nodded and scribbled something on the pad of paper he’d placed beside his laptop. “And then what happened?”

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