Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.
Ivy League wants to learn who murdered the love of her life. The Fictional Book Investigation Agency agrees to take the case, and soon discovers a surplus of suspects.
Is the killer one of the victim’s many enemies? Is there more to the story than anyone knows? The Agency’s profiler has a clue, yet she’s remarkably reticent.
For the lead investigator, unraveling the plot means confronting the mystery within.
#satire, #detective noir, #short story, #alternate reality, #futuristic
Jane said, "So, we have Ivy League, who loves Fyne Literature. Fyne Literature was murdered by an explosion of serial killer hackwork in a distressingly predictable plot produced by an unknown party or parties."
"Precisely. Ivy said Fyne had become reclusive over the past few years, hiding on a shelf in the university library, so I thought I would start by interviewing his former friends. Three of them in particular, the ones Ivy said had grown to dislike him intensely."
"Would they be Booke Publisher, Ima Reeder, and Manny Authors?"
"So you were listening."
"Are those your only suspects?"
I frowned. "Do you have someone else you think I should consider?"
- Word Count: 3,200
- Author: HL Carpenter
- Website: HL Carpenter
- ISBN: 978-1-61937-479-9
- Artist: Kelly Shorten
- Editor: Jeanne De Vita