“One for the Road” Podcast

For your listening pleasure….

My short story “One for the Road” which was published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue is now a podcast. It went live today and can be downloaded here: http://ahmm.podomatic.com/entry/2014-06-27T09_16_36-07_00

It’s free to all courtesy of AHMM and Dell Magazines. (Thanks guys!) I did the reading (my first!) at the Bouchercon 2013 Mystery Convention¬†(not my first, my fourth) in Albany. The very faint background hum in the background is convention center and crowd noise from mystery enthusiasts.

The story is one of my favorites. It’s set in Prohibition Detroit and it concerns a gun moll’s missing purse which is a matter of life and death.

Michigan & Griswold circa 1920 from Early Detroit Images from the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

I hope you enjoy it.

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A review of “Show Stopper”

My short story “Show Stopper” from the Mystery Writers of America anthology ICE COLD receives¬†favorable attention in a review by Mae Woods Bell in The Rocky Mountain Telegram.com:
Thanks much, Mae!

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Best anthology launch ever!









Just back from New York City which I visited for MWA Edgars’ week and the launch of the Mystery Writers of America anthology ICE COLD at The Mysterious Bookshop.

Such an honor to have my short story “Show Stopper” about killer Soviet fashion to be included.

And best launch ever!


Foreground, right: Women in red with her back to the camera is me.


Met Otto Penzler, publisher and owner of the awesome The Mysterious Bookshop.

Met the anthology editors Raymond Benson and Jeffery Deaver.

Met my fellow anthologists for the first time in person.


Lower left: Me signing, frowning in great concentration with ink-stained right hand and broken left wrist in a brace.



Met fans. FANS! Great fans! Who came out to buy copies. BUY BOOKS!








They’re going fast, but last time I checked there were still a few signed copies available directly from The Mysterious Bookshop.





All photos courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.763020060397050.1073741835.113518992013830&type=3

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