By Herschel Cozine

“I FORGOT” was a memory aid for the boy to remember the phone number.  The letters correspond to the numbers 436-7468 on a telephone dial.

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). Four of his “Solve-It-Yourself” mysteries have also been published on Over My Dead Body! — "Tragedy in One Act", "A Neat Murder", "A Theft in the Dark", and "Montague's Demise".

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