The Understudy by Lois Karlin

by Barb Goffman

From the anthology Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices (L & L Dreamspell 2011)


This dark noir story is set in late 1970s – early 1980s Hells Kitchen, were two druggies who look alike become friends. When the rich one dies, the poor one sets out to take her identity. I’d say things go downhill from there, but things were already pretty awful.