Heist in a Small Town by Jason Renton

heist-in-a-small-town-by-jason-renton-coverHeist in a Small Town
by Jason Renton

Genre: Mystery

Written by Jason Renton and narrated by Fred Melamed
Copyright ©2016 by Jason Renton


BIBLIOPHONE 1000 Words Heard competition winner!


A quiet Minnesota town in the 1980s. A criminal mastermind.

Three school friends chance upon a rare moment of excitement when their town’s bank is targeted in the dead of night.

The take is said to be in the millions.

But when the FBI takes an interest in the boys because a witness spotted them on the streets after dark, excitement turns to apprehension. Are they really suspects? Must three twelve-year-olds really prove their innocence in a multi-million dollar bank heist?


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about the author

I’ve been writing bits and pieces for a couple of years now but never thought of having anything published. This is my first short story, but regular visitors to Bibliophone might have come across one of my poems!


about the narrator

Fred Melamed is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama. He made his Broadway debut in the original American production of Amadeus. He currently stars in the Netfix hit series Lady Dynamite, Hulu’s Golden Globe-nominated Casual, and is a recurring guest star on Fox’s New Girl, CBS’s The Good Wife, Blunt Talk on Starz, and HBO’s Girls.

He starred in the most famous film ever made about voiceover, Lake Bell’s In a World…, which won the Waldo Salt Prize at Sundance. He also acted in 2 films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Woody Allen’s Hannah & Her Sisters, and The Coen Bros.’ A Serious Man. For the latter, Melamed won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, and appeared on the best Supporting Actor Oscar ballot of critics including A.O. Scott of The New York Times, Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times, and Michael Phillips of The Chicago Tribune. He was named by Harry Domenico Rossi as among The 25 Greatest Screen Villains of All Time.

Melamed’s has been the signature voice of CBS Sports, Mercedes Benz, Word Theatre, The USA Network, The Superbowl, Boar’s Head, The Olympic Winter Games, and has been heard on literally thousands of TV commercials and promos. He was presented with The 2014 Voice Award “for extraordinary talent in a body of work, and outstanding service to the voiceover community”.