The Investigation of Boyfriend #17 by Maureen Keenan-Mason

by Barb Goffman

39/366 from the December 2011 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Sigh. This is a perfect example of what can happen to an otherwise nice girl after she’s been cheated on and lied to by the men in her life. Every action by every new boyfriend is scrutinized, and she becomes her own private investigator, following her dates around, looking for their lies and secrets. Boyfriend number 17 doesn’t seem to be any different. Little does she know he’s perfect for her because … I’m not going to tell you. Read the story!