Boxing Day, 1981

A Nick & Carter Holiday #24

Saturday, December 26, 1981

It's Boxing Day and Nick and Carter are renting a sprawling 19th century house in the heart of Auckland, in New Zealand.

The sun has barely risen when Nick sits up in bed after hearing the sound of a woman screaming.

While Carter rolls over to go back to sleep, Nick investigates the house next door where he finds a corpse who's been stabbed in the back.

Once the police detective arrives, he asks Nick and Carter for their help.

What they turn up is an unexpected connection to a sad and sorrowful time in their past...

In the end, however, some old ghosts finally find peace and so do Nick and Carter.


Previous book in series: #23 Christmas Day, 1994

About The Series: A Nick & Carter Holiday

Welcome to a year of holidays with Nick Williams and Carter Jones!

This is a series of short stories with each centered around a specific holiday.

From New Year's Day to Boxing Day, each story stands on its own and might occur in any year from the early 1920s to the first decade of the 21st Century.