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Dorothy Francis

When In Rome…A Mystery Short Story

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
SECTIONS

by Dorothy Francis


Bessie Jackson smoothed her worn skirt and fluffed her hair into a white halo. She had saved this black dress for Sundays and D. A. R. meetings ever since she retired years ago. She didn’t waste her teacher’s pension on clothes. Instead, she bought postage stamps and entered contests.

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by Dorothy Francis


Squinting into the morning sunshine shining through the window of his Fifth Avenue apartment, J. Dekan Park III groped for the bedside telephone. Ten o’clock! Who’d be calling at this hour? Didn’t people realize a theater critic kept different hours than common folk?

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