"Better Days" has won the Macavity Award for Best Short Story.


Book Category: Anthologies

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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“A Necessary Ingredient”

Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award Finalist, Best Short Story

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

Featuring ”Rearview Mirror,” the opening story in my novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise.

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“Parallel Play”

Agatha Award Winner, Best Short Story
Macavity Award Winner, Best Short Story
Anthony Award Finalist, Best Short Story
Thriller Award Finalist, Best Short Story

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Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015

The 2015 Bouchercon anthology, which I edited and which features 21 stories from veterans and newcomers alike.

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