Brea’s Tale by Karen Pullen

by Barb Goffman

Published in the November 2011 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


Brea, a colorful southern girl, was working as a nanny and had an affair with the family’s husband. Not the smartest move, but that didn’t mean she deserved to be framed for murder when the wife turned up dead.

This story won (tied) this year’s Derringer Award in the long-story category.