Friday, May 18, 2012

James H Schmitz's "The Star Hyacinths" (novelette, space opera, free): A detective solves a robbery case

An illustration by Finlay, accompanying the original publication in Amazing Stories magazine of short story The Star Hyacinths by James H Schmitz
The title is the name of a kind of very precious gem, the kind that the robbers took from Dosey Asteroids Shipping Station after killing everyone there with ... well, no one could figure out with what kind of weapon. 6 years down the line, the case still lies unsolved.

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.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks, Baen Books.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of James H Schmitz.