The Model Citizen (Short Fiction)

It's always a great and gratifying privilege to be published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (EQMM). Once again, if you like mysteries and you're not a subscriber then you're missing out. Stephen King calls it "the best mystery magazine in the world, bar none," and the list of its prestigious bylines goes on and on from Rudyard Kipling to Ernest Hemingway. So check it out. 

This time around I'm pleased to have another installment of my Redfish Bay series featured: "The Model Citizen." The hero of the series, an amateur detective and full-time beach bum in Corpus Christi, Texas, is called upon by an old friend to help solve the theft of a model boat stolen from a museum; a model made by a high-profile ex-con-turned-successful-sculptor.