Short Stories

“Show Stopper” in Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War, ed. Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson, Grand Central Publishing (April 2014)
The Cold War, 1959, the Soviet Exhibition of Science, Technology, and Culture at
the New York Coliseum, and “killer” Soviet fashion.
2015 Thriller Award Nominee for best short story
More about the writing and research

“Purse Strings” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (April 2014)
Kidnapping and corruption, knights in rusty armor, dusty summer streets, and Sir Thibaut the cripple in service to Basilia, a lovely Jewish moneylender.
Read about the setting and research

“Suspicion” in Adirondack Mysteries and Other Mountain Tales: Volume 3 (forthcoming)
A creepy story of wilderness hitchhiking. Read more about it

“Wampum” in Adirondack Mysteries and other Mountain Tales: Volume 2 (North Country Books 2012)
A Native American historical thriller short story and sequel to “Warpath”

“Forgotten Man” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, April 2011
Set in NYC’s Bowery during the Great Depression.
An excerptRead about the historical research.

“Warpath” in Adirondack Mysteries: And Other Mountain Tales from North Country Books, October 2009
Adultery and murder in the Adirondacks among the 17th century Mohawk Indians.  Historical sources

“Maddie in the Middle” in Medium of Murder from Red Coyote Press, 2008
Prohibition, West Virginia. Two sisters and a problem.

“Solomon’s Wedding” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (Jan/Feb 2007)
One man, two women in 1950s any town USA.

“One for the Road” in  Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (Jan/Feb 2006)
Prohibition Detroit. A gun moll runs afoul of bootleggers over her purse.

“The Maidservant’s Letter” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (Jan/Feb 2004)
Paris, 1742. Vincent de l’Amour, professional letter-writer, and Radnor, royal police officer team up.

“Grave Doubts” (Soon to be re-released as an ebook.) in The Ghostbreakers: New Horrors anthology from Rage Machine, 2003.
France, 843 A.D., Aeneas the priest battles Viking ghosts.