Pickled Red Herring

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It was only some hours later, after she’d made her report back at the station and returned to her apartment, that Meg recalled why that had worried her so horribly – Richard hadn’t even looked at his brother once. All his attention had been focused on her reaction. Almost as if he’d planned for it.

Almost as if …

But it didn’t make any sense.

She typed Richard York’s name into Google and clicked on his law firm’s website. There wasn’t anything she hadn’t already known. He’d graduated from Harvard Law summa cum laude and taken a job at Neville & Warwick, where, in just three years, he’d become the darling of their criminal defense group. And, considering the scum he’d defended, it was maybe not that surprising that he’d stoop to trying to kill his own brothers.

The question was, why?

Contributor Notes

Kavita Mudan Finn is an independent scholar who previously taught medieval and early modern literature at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Simmons College, Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 2010, published her first book, The Last Plantagenet Consorts: Gender, Genre, and Historiography 14401627, in 2012, and just published an article in Shakespeare on fanfiction based on Shakespeare’s histories. She has forthcoming articles in Viator on fifteenth-century tragic women, in the Journal of Fandom Studies on the premodern roots of fanfictional paratexts, and is working on a second book on premodern women on television.


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