James H Schmitz's "The Star Hyacinths" (novelette, space opera, free): A detective solves a robbery case
But detective Wellan Dasinger of "Kyth detective agency in Orado" is now on the tail of a bunch of crooks that will eventually help solve the case.
Fact sheet.First published: Amazing Stories, December 1961.
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Related: Stories of James H Schmitz.