Crippen & Landru just launched the anthology School of Hard Knox this week!

Per Jazzy Jeff Marks of C&L:

“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.'”

My story “The Stolen Tent” breaks one (or two) (or three) of Knox’s cardinal rules for writing crime fiction. But you will have to read the story and others in the collection to find out which one. Others rule-breakers in this anthology include: co-editors Donna Andrews, Greg Herren, and Art Taylor, as well as Frankie Y. Bailey, Nikki Dolson, Martin Edwards, Naomi Hirahara, Toni LP Kelner, Gigi Pandian, S.J. Rozan, Daniel Stashower, Marcia Talley, and—with a special contribution—Peter Lovesey.

You can order the book from Crippen & Landru here (including as a special limited edition hardcover) or from your favorite local bookstore through