Requiem for a Character Actor by Ken Lord
Approx. 57,000 words.
Published on June 12, 2012.
Steve Gossman, school principal, liked amateur theater. He’s killed by a “blank” shotgun shell loaded with buckshot and pressed against his head backstage. His role of Willie Loman in the Chainville Player’s rendition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman was shared with Ben Tilden, But Tilden had been ill this evening. Was Gossman the right victim? Police Chief Quentin Price must determine.