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I would appreciate some help finding a story I read on lightspeedmagazine.com whose title I've forgotten.

The details I recall are:

  • The lady had a job involving investigation in some form
  • There is a pre-party which she skips out on
  • Sometime early during the conference a version of herself is murdered
  • When she comes across the scene of the crime, she finds another version of herself there, though she appears innocent

Edit: Some extra details

  • I read it sometime within the last two years
  • It was a single written piece not a pdf piece
  • Was that a single piece of fiction or was it in one of those PDFs they make available? (You can edit that info in your post) also - more or less when did you read it? – Jenayah May 18 at 6:53
  • @Jenayah updated, thanks. – Castro Morez May 18 at 7:16
  • Welcome to Science Fiction & Fantasy! This question would be improved by going through the checklists here; How to ask a good story-ID question? – Valorum May 18 at 7:21
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This is most likely “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker

  • The viewpoint character is an insurance claims investigator

  • There is a murder

  • All characters involved in the murder (victims, investigator, suspects) are alternate timeline versions of the main character

The only difference is that in appeared in Uncanny, issue 15, March/April 2017. You can read it here

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    It was also read on Escape Pod as part of their experiments with multi-part episodes. Starting at episode 652. – dmckee May 18 at 17:04

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