Dead Men Don't Cry: A Short Story
by Nancy Fulda
Joseph Rannen is dead, and no one besides Morgan Kimball seems to believe he wasn't a traitor. With greedy Earth warships hovering overhead, Kimball has twelve hours to produce evidence that his friend and mentor was murdered, preferably without jeapordizing the colony's safety.
This whodunit mystery set on a distant colony planet was a Finalist for the Writers of the Future Award.