Fiction: “Rearview Mirror” in The Crooked Road, Volume 3

The Crooked RoadMy story “Rearview Mirror”—which originally appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and went on to win a Derringer Award—has been given some new attention in the anthology  The Crooked Road, Volume 3: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks. This republication is timely in many ways, since I’m just now finishing up a sequel, following that story’s main characters, Del and Louise, on a fresh round of misadventures! The collection features a number of truly great writers, including Doug Allyn, Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Steve Hamilton, Clark Howard, Toni L.P. Kelner, V.S. Kemanis, Mary Jane Maffini, Tim L. Williams, and more, and I’m truly pleased to be in such company. — Art Taylor