Coming Soon

Space Operatic will be available March 22, 2020! Five years in the making, it’s a tale of high culture–yes, opera–on the fringes of our solar system, surrounded by corporate greed, abuse of power, rebellious miners, bloodthirsty mercenaries, outrageous lies, intense loathing, inane conversations, and more unintended consequences than you can shake a stick at.

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Howard County Mystery Novels

The Fibonacci Murders cover
True Death cover
Ice on the Bay cover

Short Stories

Here are a few of my short stories from Medium.com. I’m giving these to you free of charge. (Medium charges $5/month for unlimited access.) Story Corner subscribers receive more of these every month, so be sure to sign up. Plus, you’ll get a free gift just for subscribing.

One Chicago Night
And old medicine man at the top of the world.
On the Beach
A nice place to be stranded, no matter how far from home.
The Forest
Not of trees but deadly metal.
Erased
The queen is safe. Or is she?
In the Butcher Shop
Time to leave, but there’s nowhere to run.
The Fortune Teller
Do spirits whisper in her ear, or is it just your face?

Works in Progress

Weasel Words is mostly ready to go to editing. I hope to release it sometime later in 2020. A crime/humor novel, it star Bernard and Melody Earls, a husband-wife team of professional thieves hired to nab, of all things, a sterling silver statuette of a pine marten, a European species of weasel from a filthy rich gang of siblings who have been feuding over its ownership for decades.

Howard County Mystery #4, so far unnamed, is in the works, featuring detectives Rick Peller, Corina Montufar, and Eric Dumas investigating an unsettling break-in at a gun shop and the discovery of human remains that may be evidence of a murder over half a century ago.

The Realm of Tiny Giants, a collection of short stories written over the past three years, will be in editing later this year. I’d like to release it in 2020, but it may be 2021 before it sees the light of day. I’ll keep you posted on progress.