Jacob’s Ladder

The February 2014 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine is out already and contains one of his very best:
Jacob’s Ladder. A religious fanatic has periodic dreams of ascending Jacob’s Ladder to heaven. One day, his brother, inside the house, hears him cry that the moment has arrived. When the brother hears a heavy thud, he rushes out and finds his brother’s crushed body on the ground. The medical examiner says the injuries are consistent with a fall from a great height, yet there is not a tree or a building within miles high enough to explain the injuries….

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