Monday, March 31, 2008

"Shae" at Mysterical-E

My short story, "Shae," is up at MYSTERICAL-E's current issue.

"Shae" is the first story in a quartet of stories about the characters of Shae and Laddie. The story arc is told in reverse chronological, with the events in "Shae" being the last to occur in the timeline.

It first appeared in slightly different form two years ago in CRIME AND SUSPENSE.

In addition to the printed version, there's my attempt at narrating an audio version. It's a low-end production for sure (me in my study using a simple recording program), along with a low-end attempt on my part to narrate (complete with some Irish brogue that maybe works and maybe doesn' be the judge).

Here's the link:

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Beneath a Weeping Sky update

I've finished the first draft of Beneath a Weeping Sky.

There will be plenty of editing (with some help from a few readers and editors), but finishing the first draft felt good.

In Beneath a Weeping Sky, it is Spring of 1996. River City is plagued by a serial rapist who is getting progressively more violent. The officers and detectives must find out who he is and stop him before it is too late, all the while haunted by their own demons from the past.

Katie MacLeod would probably be considered the main character in this book, with Thomas Chisolm and Detective Tower taking second billing.

This book is still slated for a Fall release from Aisling.

"Heroes Often Fail" Review

Here is a link to a recent review of my second River City novel, Heroes Often Fail:

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Here's a link to a new review of Heroes Often Fail in the online magazine of Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine (FMAM).

FMAM is a great mystery mag. One of my Stefan Kopriva stories ("Five for Fighting and a Murder Misconduct") appeared in it a couple of years ago. I'd encourage you to bookmark the site and enjoy some good fiction from a wide sampling of short mystery fiction authors.