What if you were an aspiring mystery writer—a damn good aspiring mystery writer? What if all your efforts were met with Rejection Slips? Dozens of REJECTION SLIPS. What can a writer do besides write well? You can’t be like the character in your book, after all, your book is fiction. Or can you? Would it help your chances if you pretended you were a private investigator, just like the hero of your novel? If you pretended to have that special knowledge and expertise? If publishers thought you were the real thing? Would they notice you then? Hell, you could even do a case or two, maybe—Prove your Bona Fides. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?