by Ed Broom
"Sir, I’ve got something."
All eyes swung to the rookie.
"Spit it out, Fairfield," I said. His centre parting joined me at the incident board.
"Sir, both Henry Bergholt and Eddie Wickham had blue lettering on their foreheads. But the third victim, Jimmy Bentley, had 'B2' in red."
"It’s not some bloody Radio 4 whodunnit, Fairfield. Your point?"
Fairfield waved the local 'A to Z'.
"C1, the gallery where we found Wickham. G3? The baths. Bentley."
"Excellent. But why switch to red?"
"Large scale, sir. Eight inches to the mile. More precise."
"Here, sir. The station."
Author bio: Ed Broom works in IT but tells his children that he's a lighthouse keeper. He lives in Ipswich and likes to track down crinkle-crankle walls.
Twitter – @edbroom
Fairfield is part of 101 Fiction issue 22.