Death at Paradise Park by Ross Greenwood EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Author:Ross Greenwood
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Alfie Hook squeezed himself into the driver’s seat of the red Ford van and
pulled the door shut. He sucked in his potbelly to fasten the seat belt. When
he could hold his breath no longer, he puffed out, which left his stomach
resting on the steering wheel. Alfie smiled as he checked his mirrors. Jackie
had been saying if he put the seat back any further, his feet wouldn’t reach
He pulled out of Paradise Leisure Park, drove straight up the road for
half a mile, turned left at the roundabout, left again and cruised into Vegas
Fish Bar’s concealed car park, which only locals tended to use. Despite it
being near Hunstanton seafront, spaces were always available.
Kiosks and stalls were stored there in the off season, but as it was June,
they were out making money on the promenade. There remained one large,
high-sided catering vehicle rotting under a tree in the far corner. Alfie
reversed between it and the fence with a squeak of his van’s brakes.
The sea breeze blew frying smells through the cab’s open windows, and
his mouth watered. He didn’t bother to wind the windows up or lock the
door because he’d be back in five minutes. It would air the cab of him, too.
Alfie had finished his deliveries early. There was a moment when he
considered going home and having the salad Jackie said she’d make for him
when he returned at ten, but a quick glance at his watch confirmed he had
plenty of time. Perhaps he’d eat the green stuff as well when he got back, or
at least the wedge of cheese she often placed on the side.
He stepped down from the van, and his foot pulsed with discomfort.
The extra pounds he’d gained bearing down on it wouldn’t have helped, but
the major cause was the resurgence of his gout from a few years back. Alfie
tried to ignore it, but the soreness was excruciating.
A gust of wind brought another wave of hot grease over and he grinned.
There were few joys nowadays, but this was one. Alfie reckoned the Vegas
did the finest fish and chips in the country, and he was a man of
considerable experience. For a short while, he would forget the pain.
There were a couple of parking spaces outside the amusement arcades
further up, but he preferred it around the back. With the size of his belly, he
always imagined people judged him when they saw him eating a takeaway.
The chip shop shut at nine, and there were only two other customers
queueing inside so, before he opened the door, Alfie took a moment to cast
an eye over at the fairground three hundred metres away at the seafront. It
was where he and Jackie had enjoyed their first date, nearly half a century
ago. They’d only taken enough money for two rides, but wandering around
in circles for hours together had been the greatest evening of his life. Few
had come close since.
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