Crazy exciting news!
My short story “Show Stopper” will appear in the upcoming Mystery Writers of America 2014 anthology, Ice Cold. (If you’re interested, here’s the complete list of past MWA anthologies)
All of the stories in the volume will involve the Cold War in some way or another. “Show Stopper” is about killer Soviet fashion, about the world of fashion told from the Soviet point of view. It’s set in the summer of 1959 during the opening of the Soviet Exhibition of Science, Technology, and Culture at the New York Coliseum.
For your viewing pleasure, two short films.
“Russian Trade Fair, NY 1959”
And here’s a Russian documentary: “Soviet exhibition in NYC + US exhibition in Moscow (1959)”
As you can imagine it was a lot of fun to research and write. More of the newspaper articles and other sources I used for my research are here.