Wednesday, April 14, 2010

J Kathleen Cheney's "Afterimage" (novelette, murder mystery, free)

Illustration by Garrett W Vance, accompanying the original appearance of short story Afterimage by J Kathleen Cheney in Jim Baens Universe, April 2010 issueDeVane Michaelson, a rich lawyer, is murdered. Suspects include his secretary Veronica he's been having a love affair with, & his wife Manisone. Detective William Greene will unravel the case, with help.

Throughout the story, we see references to "Purists", a terrorist organization opposed to body implants, something common in the universe of the story. But these references are only a minor distraction; this is a proper murder mystery & an easy read.

Fact sheet.

First published: JBU, #24 (April 2010).
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Rating: A.