Tragedy In One Act

By Herschel Cozine

Sarah Winters had used the symbol for female to point to her killer. The symbol is also used to denote the planet — and the goddess — Venus. Michelle Cooper, "Venus D. Milo," killed Sarah, who was threatening to give her a failing grade in Biology.

Herschel Cozine has published extensively in the children's field. His stories and poems have appeared in many of the national children's magazines. Work by Herschel has also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazines, Wolfmont Press Toys For Tots Anthologies and Woman's World. Additionally he has had many stories appear in Orchard Press Mysteries, Mouth Full Of Bullets, Untreed Reads, Great Mystery and Suspense, Mysterical-E and others. His story, "A Private Hanging" was a finalist for the Derringer award.

Retired from a career in electronics, Herschel lives with his wife, Sue, in Santa Rosa, California, close to his children and grandchildren.

Four of his short stories have been published on Over My Dead Body! — "Who Killed Hamlet?" (November, 2011), "The Melody Lingers On" (March, 2012), "Flashback" ( November, 2012), and "Brotherly Love" (April, 2013).

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