A short story of mine titled ‘The Easy Way Out’ has been published by renowned American literary magazine Mystery Tribune.
Dedicated to mystery and suspense, Mystery Tribune was founded in New York in 2011 and features an array of fiction and art, publishing daily articles as well as print and digital issues.
Powered by a team of contributors from around the world, the magazine’s mission statement reads: ‘With the firm belief that “behind extraordinary mystery books or pieces of art, there are extraordinary people”, we search the globe to bring you the most captivating work from both established authors and creatives as well as emerging talents.’
Authors published by Mystery Tribune include Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Walter Mosley, Reed Farrel Coleman and Lynne Barrett.
‘The Easy Way Out’ depicts the dramatic unravelling of Jake Selby, who is part of a group of correctional officers fired for allowing powerful criminals to receive beneficial treatment over several years in a New Jersey prison. Struggling to shake off his guilt, Jake moves to the coast to start over, but his past comes back to haunt him in tragic fashion as he attempts to cling to his sanity.
A fast-paced mystery laced with psychological suspense and intrigue, you can read ‘The Easy Way Out’ here.
A short story of mine called ‘Best Laid Plans’ has been published by the Beat to a Pulp webzine.
It’s a gripping tale about a seasoned hitman carrying out a testing and carefully researched assignment in America. You can read ‘Best Laid Plans’ by clicking here.
The highly revered Beat to a Pulp has been publishing stylish stories that pack a punch for more than a decade, from hardboiled crime and noir to westerns, horror and science fiction. Check out their impressive list of books and stories here. Some of the illustrious authors published by Beat to a Pulp over the years include Eric Beetner, Jen Conley, Ed Gorman, Garnett Elliott, Todd Robinson, Vin Packer, Patricia Abbott and Charles Ardai.
‘Best Laid Plans’ follows quick on the heels of my short story, ‘Truth’, published by Close to the Bone, and ‘No one has to know’, published in Rock and a Hard Place magazine. For fans of short fiction, there is also ‘Washed Up’, my competition-winning entry published in Fahrenheit Press’s Noirville anthology.[Top]
Issue 2 of literary magazine Rock and a Hard Place – which includes my short story ‘No one has to know’ – has just been released.
Available in print or ebook, the magazine features a fine collection of crime fiction, poetry, essays and art, chronicling tales of bad decisions made by desperate people.
Based in the US, Rock and a Hard Place expands the theme of noir beyond simply crime fiction to an overarching view of the world, depicting life on the margins for souls at the bottom rung of the ladder where one mistake is one too many.
Rock and a Hard Place issue 2 is available to order on Amazon in paperback or Kindle. More details about the concept behind the project and the editors working on it are available here.
It’s a great read that you’ll be sure to love – and if you do, please leave a review on Amazon.[Top]