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#Excerpt Week: Even humor columnists like a good mystery — and that’s no joke

Better late than never, as they say, and anything Ned Hickson shares with us is worth the wait, anyhow. Here’s an excerpt from No Safe Harbor, a mystery Ned is putting the finishing touches on, and frankly, I can’t wait. This excerpt pulled me right in! Enjoy!

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(NOTE: Look who slipped in under the wire…okay, he totally missed the wire altogether, but do we care? NOPE. So here he is, folks! Ned Hickson, with an excerpt for your reading pleasure. Take it away, Ned!)

As a humor columnist, when I mention I’ve been working on the final draft of a murder mystery, people usually assume it’s a comedy or satire. Possibly with a detective who faints at the sight of blood. And whose partner used to be a rodeo clown.

That’s actually not a bad idea.

But it’s not this book. They say for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Following that train of thought, the flip side to humor is drama. In this case, I’ve delved into the flip side of my weekly humor column to write a murder mystery that is best described as a “why-done-it.” There is no mystery behind the…

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