The forthcoming print anthology from Gray Dog Press will be titled Dead Even, after one of the many stories included in the collection. There will be a total of fifteen short stories, grouped by the lead River City character involved in that story. The characters I explored in this book are: Katie MacLeod (three stories), Finch and Elias (five), Paul Hiero (two) and Dominic Bracco (five).
Readers should know Katie MacLeod pretty well, especially after Beneath a Weeping Sky. Finch and Elias, on the other hand, have only ever had extraordinarily minor roles in the the novels. For those that don't recall, they are homicide detectives and work as partners. Paul Hiero is also a very minor character in the novels, though he'll get a more prominent support role in a future novel. And if you've never heard of Dominic Bracco in the novels...well, I don't think he's ever been mentioned, actually. But he's been featured in a number of River City short stories and I believe he'll have a support role in an upcoming novel, too.
Dom is an interesting character -- a transplanted New Jerseyian trying to set up shop here in River City. Imagine someone Tony Soprano might have kicked out of Jersey, and you're getting close. "Dead Even," the title story, was a finalist for the Derringer Award in 2008. Another included story, "The Worst Door," (Finch and Elias, was a finalist in 2006.
Dead Even is slated for a late September release from Gray Dog Press. I will post the exact date soon.