One of my favorite publications, the year’s best mystery & crime, edited by Ed Gorman and Marty Greenberg, has just come out, and this time, I’m lucky enough to have a story in it. “Substitutions” is a fantasy story with mystery elements, or a mystery story with fantasy elements. In any case, the main character works for Death. This series occasionally uses sf/f/h stories with crime or mystery elements, which is one of the reasons I love it. I’ll be reading this edition soon.