A Penny for the Boatman by Doug Allyn

by Barb Goffman

From the March/April 2011 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


A hotshot, narcissistic FBI agent wants to bring in the daughter of an international arms dealer, and he’s willing to do anything, hurt anyone, break any law, to do it. The story is told in multiple points of view, including the sought-after daughter, the sailboat maker she comes to care for, and the sailboat maker’s grandfather. The story includes intentional injury to a dog – beware if that will bother you.

This story is a finalist for this year’s Derringer Award in the Novelette category.