Some years ago I wrote a holiday mystery story, "The Afternoon Before Christmas."
And for some years it appeared on a mystery website, and every year I would link to it.
For the past few years I haven't linked to it because it was no longer online.
But I'm happy to say that it is now appearing on the Over My Dead Body! website. It is 1,500 words long, you can read it free and you can find it here.
And I hope you will take the opportunity to browse the rest of the Over My Dead Body! website because there are a lot of fine people writing for it, and the person who runs it, Cherie Jung, is one of the most considerate and professional editors around.
Feel free to let me know what you think of "The Afternoon Before Christmas."
And last -- and most important -- happy holidays!