Short Fiction


A riveting anthology featuring some of the brightest stars of mystery writing. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the world’s biggest mystery convention, this new anthology offers stories of pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen—from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States. Featuring my story, “The Best Laid Plans.”

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Twenty-four authors, one victim. A 2018 Anthony Award-nominated anthology to benefit the MS Society. Featuring my story, “Money For Nothing.” From Down & Out Books.



44 Caliber Funk44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback

Return to the days of platform shoes, rhinestone studded sunglasses, the Panthers, disco and Blaxploitation with 44 CALIBER FUNK, an anthology of street crime prose stories. Featuring my 2017 Anthony Award-nominated short story, Queen of the Dogs.

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The Big Book of Jack the RipperTHE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER

The definitive Jack the Ripper anthology, edited by Otto Penzler. Featuring my 2016 Anthony Award-nominated short story, “Don’t Fear the Ripper.” From Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.




Crime writers writing without guns. An 2017 Anthony Award-nominated anthology to benefit States United to Prevent Gun Violence. Featuring my story, “Peep Show.” From Down & Out Books.


Protectors 2 AnthologyPROTECTORS 2

A 2016 Anthony Award-nominated anthology featuring my 2016 Anthony Award-nominated story, “Don’t Fear the Ripper,” set in late Victorian London and featuring Caroline Farmer, a Whitechapel midwife who takes it upon herself to stop Jack the Ripper’s killing spree.



Feeding Kate: A Crime Fiction AnthologyFEEDING KATE

A charity anthology featuring my story, Just Part of the Job: On her way home from a night of partying in the valley, a troubled young movie starlet hits a bicyclist on Malibu Canyon. Does she stay and take the heat or does she run? Oh boy, you don’t know the half of it.



Shotgun Honey: Both BarrelsShotgun Honey Presents: BOTH BARRELS Vol. 1

Featuring my story, “Regrets Only,” about a chronically down-and-out woman who, upon learning she has terminal cancer, decides to tie up a few loose ends.

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Needle: A Magazine of NoirNEEDLE: A Magazine of Noir, Fall 2011

Featuring my story, “Once a Loser.” When Lenny Marston’s gangster uncle dies, Lenny must decide whether to fulfill his uncle’s last wish or take the money and run.




Free Stories Online

Pass the Peanuts – Published on Shotgun Honey, this piece of flash fiction tells the tale of a bad deal that’s about to get far, far worse.

Corn Nut Caper  – Published on Shotgun Honey.  Who knows what evil lurks inside that cellophane bag?

A Piece of Cake – A ten year old’s story of family, crime, and regret.

An Irregular Prowl – Jimmy Ward gets stopped by the cops and he’s hiding something under the passenger seat.