If you see a white armadillo, you WILL have bad luck. At least that's the belief shared by many in my new story Curse of the White Armadillo appearing in the July/August issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. When an entire Little League baseball team glimpses the foreboding beast together, their season seems doomed. Fortunately Billy and his pet monkey, Ringo, are on the case.
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We all know Aladdin's lamp is just a fairy tale. A myth. A memorable bit of One Thousand and One Nights meant to pass the time. But isn't there a part of us all, just the smallest part of even the most mature of minds, that believes in genies? Wants someone to grant us that instant wish that would change our life forever? Check out my latest Redfish Bay Mystery in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, where we're reminded that life still goes on--even after your wish is granted.
Here's something to be thankful for this fall: Your neighbor isn't a witch. Or is she? Check out my latest short story, The Darkness and the Light, in the current issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
It's always a great and gratifying privilege to be published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (EQMM). Once again, if you like mysteries and you're not a subscriber then you're missing out. Stephen King calls it "the best mystery magazine in the world, bar none," and the list of its prestigious bylines goes on and on from Rudyard Kipling to Ernest Hemingway. So check it out.
This time around I'm pleased to have another installment of my Redfish Bay series featured: "The Model Citizen." The hero of the series, an amateur detective and full-time beach bum in Corpus Christi, Texas, is called upon by an old friend to help solve the theft of a model boat stolen from a museum; a model made by a high-profile ex-con-turned-successful-sculptor.