Category archives: Mystery & Crime

Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1)

  With the car engine off, I heard a rhythmic sound, too widely spaced for hammering and not the right tone. Wood-chopping.   The side of the house was as spare as the front. But the back was something totally different. This—I thought with a glance that took in double glass doors to a wood-slatted patio, picnic table, grill and a sort of log jungle gym—is where somebody lived. My […]

Love, Rock and Crime

:: Bang! (part II) The police officers saw Rose hang up the phone. He set down his whiskey glass, got up from the leather armchair and approached his accountant, threatening him about “the 100,000 lost in transport”. The more the employee defended himself, the louder his boss became. He staggered to the aquarium, opened the cupboard beside it, in which a safe was concealed, pulled out a Colt and pointed […]

Dead Certain

DAY ONE TUESDAY Ella Broden I have news!!! For someone who fancies herself a writer, Charlotte’s texts are extremely heavy on exclamation points. I text back, wat—no question mark. My sister and I have used this shorthand since texting began, even though it’s actually more difficult because my phone autocorrects to what, and then I have to manually change it back. No! In person! Tom’s! That it’s the middle of […]

Love, Rock and Crime

October 2005  (part i) The two Johns, Little John and Gorgeous John, had been staking out Rose for a day. They had set up audio-visual surveillance in an apartment across the courtyard, just a few metres away from the business man’s office in the same building, which had large uncovered windows offering an excellent view. The labyrinthine office complex in the west of Athens had once been busy, but today, […]


Fish snuck another look at his watch. It was now a few clicks the other side of two o’clock in the morning. And not only was he one tired little puppy, he was also so full he could barely move. Close to two pounds of perfectly grilled Bison Porterhouse will do that to a person. And despite the fatigue and distended tummy, Cik’ayela Wasichu and his buds were having the […]