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Book Category: Anthologies

“The Invisible Band”

I’m pleased to have my story “The Invisible Band”—a playful jaunt into a Golden Age murder mystery weekend—alongside the extraordinary…

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Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Lawyers, Guns, and Money celebrates the music of Warren Zevon with a wide range of crime stories.

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“Love Me or Leave Me”

“Love Me or Leave Me” appears in the new anthology from the Crime Writers Association.

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“Little Martha”

“Little Martha” appears in the anthology Trouble No More, edited by Mark Westmoreland and featuring crime fiction inspired by Southern…

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California Schemin’—Bouchercon Anthology 2020

The 2020 Bouchercon anthology features first-time writers as well as celebrated authors—and stories across a wide array of genres as well.

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“All Tomorrow’s Parties”

In some ways a twist on the Cinderella tale, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” looks toward a fateful midnight at a party where the stakes are literally life and death.

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“Both Sides Now”

My first collaboration with my wife Tara Laskowski—first LITERARY collaboration, that is!—was inspired by one of Joni Mitchell’s most popular songs.

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“A Close Shave”

“A Close Shave” offers more than one tip of the razor toward Ring Lardner’s classic story “Haircut.”

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“Hard Return”

“Hard Return” is part of an anthology exploring the intersection of crime fiction and time travel.

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“Des Fils Un Peu Trop Distendus”

A French translation of my story “Loose Strands,” still forthcoming in its original English publication.

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