COMING SOON

 

Novellas and Short Fiction that will be available soon.

 
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A STRANGER FROM THE STORM

Novella

Mannison Press 

ISBN 9781005132750

Coming November 4 2021 in paperback and e-book.

The year is 1900. The port city of Odessa on the Black Sea is being terrorized by a brutal killer called the Specter. With five people already dead, the murderer promises more.

One family, the Karadopoulinas, run a boarding house. Sisters Tasia and Eleni feel certain the killer is a scarred, shambling Londoner who took lodging with them one night during a thunderstorm. Furtive and threatening, Henry Humble, stalks Odessa’s labyrinth of interlocking courtyards and foggy docks at night, armed with weapons and skeleton keys.

As the body count rises, so do the questions...
Who is the mysterious figure haunting the catacombs below the streets of Odessa?
Why won’t Eleni’s police constable sweetheart investigate?
Who will be the next to die?

A Victorian-style murder mystery with elements of horror, adventure, and Hitchcockian black humor.

"A rollicking gothic-horror comedy magically set in 1900 Odessa."

-Judith Cutler, author of the Harriet and Matthew Rowsley series

LOCKED IN

Short Story

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Coming in 2022

 

When Jeffrey Hartley accidentally locked himself in his basement, he thought his night could get no worse. Then a murderous stranger moved in upstairs... 

MYRNA LOY VERSUS THE THIRD REICH

Short Story

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Coming in 2022

 

Berlin, 1938. Myrna Loy's films are banned and burned throughout Germany because of the American actress's criticsim of the Nazi government.  Four Berlin film students plan to defy the ban and secretly screen After the Thin Man in protest. Unfortunately, one in their number is a police informant and soon the Gestapo is at their door.

THE CELTA WAVE CONUNDRUM

Short Story

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Coming in 2022 or 2023

 

What is the strange device on the third-story city balcony?  A simple question but answering it might get journalist Santa Ezeriņa killed!

A sequel to my 2020 Shmaus Award nominated story "The Dunes of Saulkrasti."