I’ve two new stories coming out in soon-to-be-published anthologies—

Killin’ Time in San Diego: Bouchercon Anthology 2023
Edited by Holly West
“Welcome to San Diego, where the perpetual sunshine blurs the line between good and evil, and sin and redemption are two sides of the same golden coin . . . . Featuring some of today’s best crime and mystery writers. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon 2023, this new anthology peels back the postcard-perfect image of San Diego to expose its darker side.”

Contributors include Naomi Hirahara, Ann Cleeves OBE, Mary Keenan, C.W. Blackwell, J.R. Sanders, John M. Floyd, Kathy A. Norris, Kathleen L. Asay, L.H. Dillman, Wesley Brown, Désirée Zamorano, Emilya Naymark, James Thorpe, Kim Keeline, Victoria Weisfeld, Anne-Marie Campbell, Jennifer Berg, Tim P. Walker, and me.

To read more about the book, or to order, go to downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/west-bouchercon-2023/

School of Hard Knox
Edited Donna Andrews, Greg Herren, and Art Taylor
“Nearly 100 years ago, The Reverend Monsignor Ronald Knox of the famed Detection Club developed ten rules—a Decalogue he called them—that he felt were ‘necessary to the full enjoyment of a detective story.’ Fairness with readers seemed an author’s highest calling, and—lo!—’the faculty for writing a good mystery story is rare.’ . . . This anthology contains fourteen of today’s outstanding . . . short story authors, trying their best to break one—or more!—of the good monsignor’s rules. Twins, supernatural events, and sleuths not sharing their clues are all in here—transgressions in all directions.”

Contributors include Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Nikki Dolson, Martin Edwards, Greg Herren, Naomi Hirahara, Toni LP Kelner, me!, Gigi Pandian, S.J. Rozan, Daniel Stashower, Marcia Talley, Art Taylor, and Peter Lovesey.

To read more about the book, or to order, go to: crippen-and-landru.myshopify.com/products/school-of-hard-knox

You can read more about each story and about how these are both traditional whodunnits, and so somewhat different for me, over at Do Some Damage.