Mix Me a Murder
by Jack Bates
Scott Lumly is invited to attend the grand opening of Acrylic, a bar-slash-bistro, by his friend Erica Perzyk. The introduction of the owner, Akio Kitagawa internationally renowned mixologist, is interrupted by a boisterous man declaring he is a guest. The rowdy man finally takes a seat at Scott and Erica’s table. Shortly after, the owner collapses while greeting Erica in the reception line.