Murder Most Theatrical
Ellen Hart Presents Malice Domestic 15
The Malice Domestic anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition—original tales with a theatrical bent!
Included are short stories by Anne Louise Bannon, Phillip DePoy, Margaret Dumas, Maureen Jennings, Merrilee Robson, Lee Sauer, C.M. Surrisi, James Lincoln Warren, and 26 more mystery writers.
My contribution is “You Know How Actresses Are.” When aging actress Cordelia Huntington suffers a nervous breakdown on stage in a 1953 production of Arsenic and Old Lace and retreats to a convalescent boarding house for gentle women, an amateur sleuth saves her from a dramatic and deadly fate.
Minnesota Not So Nice
When ”Minnesota Nice” flies out the window, Bad Behavior takes center stage. The Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime explores what defines the legendary ”Minnesota Nice” and why Bad Behavior sometimes has its own rewards in their latest mystery anthology. Eighteen tales of Bad Behavior from some of Minnesota’s best crime fiction authors.
My contribution is “The Bequest.” It is an adult mystery story that foreshadows my middle grade novel Vampires on the Run. In it, two writers from New York receive a bequest from a farmer in Minnesota that eerily and irrevocably changes the course of their careers.
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