Terrence P. McCauley is a jack of all trades genre writer. He applies great craft to his short stories whether they be prohibition era gangster, modern spy, or private eye. His latest book, Dark Territory, is a action packed western featuring his sheriff Aaron Mackey. In this short story, publisher din Shotgun Honey, he gives us an entertaining crime tale.
The mother-son team that make up Charles Todd have created the complex character of Sgt. Rutledge a Scotland Yard detective plagued with PTSD from his Great War experience. The latest book is The Black Ascot, but here is a short story from the Strand, they look at one of Ian Rutledge’s experiences in the war.
Gary Duncan’s work has a swift sense a violence and a blunt take on his his characters and action. He has fun with the mob hit in an Italian restaurants in this piece written for Shotgun Honey.
It’s been a while since we checked in with our friends at Shotgun Honey to see what new flash crime fiction they’ve gathered lately. We discovered newcomer B.L. Conrad with a clean writing style and proves he knows how to open and close a story. Check out “Home Invasion.”
Author Bruce Krajewski reached out to me asking me to look at his story published on Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder. I’m glad he did. In under 750 words he gives us two vivid characters and one hell of a great twist. I look forward seeing more of his work. Enjoy.
I asked Shotgun Honey founder and editor Chris Irvin if the site had published a good Thanksgiving story and he suggested this tale of neighbors during the holidays, told through a police confession. You can be thankful for not living in this neighborhood.