Mystery Weekly Magazine, and for that I must thank Barb Goffman, who was my inspiration. Sort of.
came up with the idea and the title for the story decades ago but I couldn't see a
market for it so I never bothered to write it. Then, last year,
Barb announced that she was going to edit an anthology called Crime Travel, featuring crime-related tales of time travel.
I realized my old idea fit. Sort of. It was about a physicist who hoped
to invent time travel, only to discover that that is impossible - however, it turned out that he could
travel through an apparently infinite number of universes.
But heck, I had my story now. Might as
well look for a market. Mystery Weekly Magazine had published one of my
stories last year, a tale with a science fiction bent. So I sent it to
them and voila. Decades after it was first dreamed up, "In Praise of my Assassin" is available now for your
It's about time.