Goblintown Justice is a short story by Matt Forbeck, and can be found for free over at Smashwords. It’s set in his “Shotguns & Sorcery” universe, which will be a trilogy of novels.
“Ex-adventurer Max Gibson knows he’s found trouble when he stumbles out of his favorite tavern and into a murder scene, but when he realizes that both the victim and the blood-spattered orc kneeling over her are old friends of his, it gets far worse. Arrested as an accomplice to the crime, Gibson must work fast to find out what really happened and clear his name before his still-living friend pays the ultimate price.”
That’s the premise for the story. By reading the story you learn a lot about the setting, and it left me hungry for more. The mystery of who killed the victim is resolved fairly quickly, and logically at that. Matt Forbeck is an excellent storyteller, but I knew that going into the story.
If you’re a fan of fantasy settings that have a twist to it, Goblintown Justice is the story for you.