My first published short story "A Gathering of Great Detectives" appears in Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (Wildside Press, May 2016).
What happens when a mystery weekend goes awry, and the participants refuse to stop playing their game while real life detectives attempt to investigate a murder? Find out in the first adventure of Detectives Murphy and Sullivan, who work to find a killer in an inn full of role-playing detectives.
My story "Look Away" appears in Windward: Best New England Crime Stories 2016 (Level Best Books, November 2016).
In an attempt to secure a lucrative casino contract for his hometown, a congressman from Rhode Island gets into bed with some dangerous people. When his darker urges take over, and his better judgement is set aside, he finds himself at risk of losing much more than a business deal in the process.
Detectives Murphy and Sullivan return to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman in "Play Dead," appearing in Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat (Level Best Books, April 2017). Even though the victim was killed in broad daylight, dying on his front lawn on a busy city block, his dog appears to be the only witness to the crime. Murphy and Sullivan work to solve his murder before their only witness is hauled away by animal control.
"You Always Hurt the One You Love," appearing in Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (Wildside Press, May 2017), is the story of two mismatched hitmen on a late night job. While they are an odd couple by nature and their relationship is more complex than either of them would like, their task is simple: get rid of the guy in the trunk, or answer to the boss in the morning.