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July 27, 2019: "Second Fiddle" by Edward Marston

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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) July 27th, 2019  -- 00:30  A.M. (GMT) July 28th -- for a discussion of "Second Fiddle" by  Edward Marston.  An accepted collection of evidence, although entirely circumstantial, is often considered sufficient for a finding of guilt, those circumstances being the means of commission, the opportunity to commit the act, and the motive.  In this story, our erstwhile hero, has all three.....the strength to push a victim from a boat into the water, the presence of the victim on the same boat at the same time as the protagonist, and a deep seated resentment against the victim by our potential murderer.  The only problem with the prosecution is that the potential murderer saves the potential victim's life.

The story is found in the archives of The Strand Magazine (the magazine specializes on publishing previously unpublished or unknown stories by famous authors as well as new stories by developing new talent.)  This interesting study of the planning and abortive conduct of "a perfect crime" is found ln line at:  https://strandmag.com/the-magazine/short-stories/second-fiddle/

Meeting Place:  #Readers_Corner 

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The story is interesting and fun. I feel certain you will like it.  I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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