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“The Odds Are Against Us”

Agatha Award Winner, Best Short Story

Anthony Award Winner, Best Short Story

Macavity Award Finalist, Best Short Story

Echoing with the works of David Goodis and Raymond Chandler, “The Odds Are Against Us” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2014) finds two friends reminiscing about old times over drinks at a downtown bar. But trading memories takes a dark turn, and those stories of simpler times ultimately cast longer shadows than either man expected.

Check out a craft essay on the story at B.K. Stevens’ blog “The First Two Pages.”

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