Alien Murders by Stephen Goldin
Approx. 28,670 words.
Published on August 17, 2009 by
Deborah Raboinowitz is a literary broker. She travels to alien worlds via virtual reality and sells the rights to publish Earth books on other planets. But when an alien is murdered right before her eyes, there's no way she can keep from being involved and solving the murder herself. Then, when an old friend is accused of a murder on a different world, Deborah has to solve that one, too.