"Invitation to a Murder "

"We published Josh Pachter's first story, 'E.Q. Griffen Earns His Name,' in the December 1968 issue of EQMM — when the author was 16 years old. We published his second story, another 'adventure of Ellery in Queenland,' in the May 1970 issue — when the author was 17 years old. His third story, about Nero Wolfe Griffen, appeared in our August 1971 issue — when the author was 18 years old. And now we give you Josh Pachter's fourth story — written when he was 19 years old, just before his 20th birthday..."

When this anthology was published, apparently the editors simply reprinted the introductory material they'd used for the various stories' original magazine appearances. By this time, though, I was 25 years old and had published a total of seven stories in EQMM,, so the introduction in my case was sort of misleading.....

In any case, you can read the story here.

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