Every meeting of the Plagiarists’ Guild is almost exactly the same, at least according to the minutes.
Which is all fine as an inside joke but it does make solving a locked-room murder difficult. “What are the chances that the witnesses all tell the same story?” says Detective McMeel.
Showalter gives him dead eyes. “High,” she says.
One guildmaster is pantomiming a strangling. “And I’m next! They’re picking us off, one by one!”
“There was that other case across town,” murmurs McMeel. “Liars’ Guild. Similar. Could be a serial thing. Or a copyc–”
“Don’t,” says Showalter, tight as a garrote.