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California Schemin’—Bouchercon Anthology 2020

I’m honored to be the editor of the 2020 Bouchercon anthology California Schemin’, featuring stories by the Guests of Honor for the Sacramento Bouchercon (now moved online as a virtual conference) as well as a baker’s dozen of stories selected from blind submissions—a couple of those finalists earning their first fiction publication in this anthology!
The full line-up is below:

  • Jennifer Berg, “Schemes in the Dark”
  • Cara Black, “Cabaret aux Assassins”
  • David Boop, “Call Before You Die!”
  • Chris Dreith, “Old Soles”
  • Dixon Hill, “No Postman, No Doorbell”
  • Anthony Horowitz, “Camberwell Crackers”
  • Kim Keeline, “California Fold’em”
  • R.J. Koreto, “The Hollywood Gangster”
  • Joyce Kreig, “Last Call at the Zanzibar”
  • Ellen Clair Lamb, “The Assistant”
  • Catriona McPherson, “The Finishing Touch”
  • Walter Mosley, “Fearless”
  • Anne Perry, “An Affaire of Inconvenience”
  • Eileen Rendahl, “A Spoonful of Poison”
  • Christopher Ryan, “Hellhounds: Hollywood Demons”
  • Linda Townsdin, “Re-entry”
  • Scott Turow, “Tell Him No”
  • Gabriel Valjan, “Elysian Fields”
  • Carrie Voorhis, “The Fandancer’s First Murder”

Proceeds from book sales will benefit 916 Ink, a creative writing nonprofit that provides workshops for students grades 3-12 in the Sacramento area to help “transform them into confident writers and published authors.”

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