A three-pack of stories:
Stormy, With a Chance of Murder
The Last Loose End
Alan’s Story: Dying in Dokesville
WINNER: Derringer Award for Best Short Story
Alan’s Story: Bark Simpson and the Scent of Death
Alan’s Story: And the Water Kept Rising
Alan’s Story: Rule Number One
Selected for THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2018,
edited by Louise Penny and Otto Penzler.
Black Cat Mystery Magazine
Alan’s Story: Getting Away
Alan’s Story: Togas and Toques
Alan’s Story: World’s Greatest
Mystery Weekly Magazine
Alan’s Story: Father’s Favorite
Alan’s Story: Cheap Medz
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Alan’s story: The Last Loose End
Alan’s story: Stormy, With a Chance of Murder
“The diabolical sisters of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime have raised the stakes: not only asking their astute members to offer up a gem of a short story, but to add a degree of difficulty. It has to be about the weather…. Rain, snowstorms, hurricanes. The glare of the sun. The shrouding fog. Clouds, mist, hail, and icy roads. The Chessies have used their writerly talent to embrace the weather, to relish it, and to provide us with a raft of meteorological (and deadly) delights.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of the Jane Ryland series
Alan’s story: One of Them
The stories explore such issues as the Holocaust and its long-term effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the mid- and late-20th-century United States, and the dark side of the Diaspora (e.g., the decline of revolutionary fervor, the passing of generations, the Golden Ghetto, etc.). These works include many “teachable moments” about the history of prejudice, the contradictions of ethnic identity, and assimilation into American society and culture.
Alan’s story: Down the Rickety Stairs
25 stories of crime fiction from authors from around the world, both new and established, conjuring up some of the darkest stories involving murder, corruption, and despair.
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more–this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you’re planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you’ll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play.
Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.