“A Postcard for the Dead” by Susanna Calkins in Florida Happens (Three Rooms Press)
“Bug Appetit” by Barb Goffman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
“The Case of the Vanishing Professor” by Tara Laskowski (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“English 398: Fiction Workshop” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
It took me years to get it right, though, because it’s the first true mystery story I ever wrote. I realized just how hard it is to plant clues and plot a mystery story. It was a hard, long lesson, but worth it!