If you enjoy short stories centered around crime, check out Dead of Winter, an anthology of mystery and crime short stories by established authors belonging to the Thalia Press Authors Co-Op (TPAC). My writing partner, Lisa McClendon, and I edited this collection of stories by such talented writers as Taffy Cannon, Kate Flora, Gary Phillips, J.D. Rhoades, Sarah Shaber, Bren Witchger and, of course, Lise and myself.
You get 8 great stories in e-book format for $4.99. Buy Dead of Winter in Kindle format here, purchased it in Nook format here or visit smashwords for other e-book formats. For more on this anthology and other TPAC authors, visit our blog.
The fourth book in my Dead Detective series is now available in the United Kingdom and United States. Angel Among Us is available in hardback and e-book formats. It features Kevin Fahey, a dead detective who is doomed to wander a lonely afterworld between the living and the dead after squandering his life being an alcoholic, a lousy father and an even worse detective. In Angel Among Us, he finds himself infatuated with a young school teacher eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child. The love she shares with her husband is balm to Kevin Fahey’s tortured soul. But when the schoolteacher abruptly disappears and the town’s suspicions turn against the husband, Fahey must find way to alert the living to what has really happened to her. His journey takes him to a magnificent mansion on the edge of town where a famous television star and his young wife — maimed by too much plastic surgery — live in unhappy silence. As servants come and go, another invisible occupant of the mansion makes his own unhappiness felt — a despair acutely painful to Fahey, his fellow wanderer. Strange visitors, self-denial, decades-old secrets and an unlikely hero all come together in a desperate race to save the life of the young schoolteacher before it is too late.