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Fiction Bibliography

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ANTHOLOGIES:

MAGAZINES/JOURNALS:

Aries One

  • “Awful Words and Awful Thoughts,” 1995
  • “Raking,” 1993

Barrelhouse

  • “Blue Plate Special” (Crime Issue), January 2012

Black Cat Mystery Magazine

  • “Fairy Tales,” Winter 2017-2018

Burst

  • “Tell-All,” Summer 2007

Cities and Roads

  • “The Hunters,” Fall 1998

Crime Syndicate Magazine

  • “Restoration,” premiere issue, January 2016

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

  • eqmmar-april-2013cover“English 398: Fiction Writing Workshop,” forthcoming
  • “The Great Detective Reflects,” November 2016
  • “Commission,” May 2015
  • “The Odds Are Against Us,” November 2014 (temporarily available online here): winner, 2014 Agatha Award for Best Short Story; winner, 2015 Anthony Award for Best Short Story; finalist, 2015 Macavity Award for Best Short Story
  • “Ithaca 37,” September/October 2013
  • “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” March/April 2013 (temporarily available online here): winner, 2013 Agatha Award for Best Short Story; finalist, 2014 Anthony Awards for Best Short Story; winner, 2014 Macavity Award for Best Short Story; top ten, EQMM’s 2013 Readers Choice Awards
  • “A Drowning at Snow’s Cut,” May 2011: winner, 2012 Derringer Award for Best Long Story
  • “Rearview Mirror,” March/April 2010: winner, 2011 Derringer Award for Best Novelette
  • “A Voice From the Past,” August 2009: honorable mention, 2010 Best American Mystery Stories; selected for inclusion at Great Jones Street (free app download required)
  • “An Internal Complaint,” June 2007
  • “Murder on the Orient Express,” December 1995

Fiction Weekly

  • “Here for You,” April 2009

Gargoyle

  • “Precision,” Issue 61, Summer 2014: honorable mention, 2015 Best American Mystery Stories

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Lifeboat

  • “Pointing the Finger,” 2003

Lone Wolf Review

  • “Mrs. Prentiss Goes to Bed,” 1998

Mysterical-E

Needle: A Magazine of Noir

  • “The White Rose of Memphis,” Fall 2011

The News and Observer

  • “Of Tides and Time,” March 31, 2002
  • “Pictures of an Afternoon,” “The Chameleon” and “Souvenir,” February 18, 2001

North American Review

  • “Visions and Revisions,” Summer 2004; finalist, Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize

PANK

Plots With Guns

  • “Locked Out,” Fall 2011

Prick of the Spindle

The Rambler

  • “Shrimp & Grits,” January-February 2009

Redux

SmokeLong Quarterly

So To Speak

  • “Advanced Formulas,” Summer 2004: second place, fiction contest

Spout

  •  “Out in the Woods,” 1994

Wellspring

  • “A Killing,” 1996
  • “Playing Games,” 1994

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