Tomorrow’s Dead by David Dean

by Barb Goffman

From the July 2011 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


An out-of-state police chief with a dark past returns to his hometown, searching for his missing best friend. Soon he learns that a local serial killer is at work, and his friend might be involved. But is his friend the killer or another victim or something else? As the chief searches for the killer, he has to stare down his own phantoms and find a way to live with all that’s happened.

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