Noir at the Bar Harrisburg – May 9

Noir at the Bar Harrisburg - 9 May 2016NOIR AT THE BAR is coming back to Harrisburg on May 9 with an outstanding lineup of authors reading short stories and scenes from their books:

  • Maria V. Snyder
  • Eryk Pruitt
  • John Micek
  • Nik Korpon
  • Cathy Jordan
  • Merry Jones
  • Heather Heyford
  • Don Helin
  • Beth Fantaskey
  • Missye K. Clarke
  • Robb Cadigan

Each author will read for 5 to 7 minutes, there will be book giveaways, great company, great food, great drinks, and more!

We’ll be in the upstairs room at Sturges Speakeasy, 400 Forster Street, and the fun starts at 7 p.m. Come on out and join us!

“The Murder of Ernest Trapnell” in Spanish

Cuentos En EspanolMy short story “The Murder of Ernest Trapnell” — about two detectives in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, solving a murder — is now available in Spanish.

Read it here: El Asesinato de Ernest Trapnell

“The Murder of Ernest Trapnell” was originally published in English in the Fall 1998 issue of Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine. (I was fortunate enough to meet Mary Higgins Clark at Bouchercon 2012 to let her know how much I appreciated it!)

Translation by Carolina Maria Russo-Holding. “The Murder of Ernest Trapnell” is my 15th story available in Spanish. All of the translations are available here.

Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine - Fall 1998

This Saturday, 3/19: N@B in Philadelphia

Noir at the Bar Philadelphia - March 2016NOIR AT THE BAR is returning to Philadelphia this Saturday, March 19, at Society Hill Playhouse.

The playhouse, founded in 1959 by Jay and Deen Kogan, will soon close for good — so help us give it a proper sendoff! Noir at the Bar starts at 6:45 p.m. SHP is located at 507 S. 8th St. in Philly. (Click the poster for all the details.)

I can’t wait to read some of my fiction alongside this amazing lineup of writers:

  • Scott Adlerberg
  • Jen Conley
  • T. Fox Dunham
  • Dana King
  • William Lashner
  • Jon McGoran
  • Adrian McKinty
  • Richie Narvaez
  • Rick Ollerman
  • Edward Pettit
  • Joe Samuel Starnes
  • Wallace Stroby
  • Duane Swierczynski
  • David Swinson
  • Dennis Tafoya

I hope to see you there!

Society Hill Playhouse

Bottom photo via Google Street View.

“Noose of Trust” in Spanish

Cuentos En EspanolMy short story “Noose of Trust” — set in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — is now available in Spanish.

“Noose of Trust” was originally published in Grift. You can order a paperback copy from Lulu.com.

Read it here: Soga de Confianza

Translation by Carolina Maria Russo-Holding. “Noose of Trust” is my 14th story available in Spanish. All of the translations are available here.

Grift Issue #2

N@B Returns to Philly on March 19

Noir at the Bar Philadelphia - March 2016Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse, founded in 1959 by Jay and Deen Kogan, has been the site of countless memorable performances (including several editions of the great NoirCon conference).

Society Hill Playhouse is closing its doors for good soon, but not before a group of 16 crime writers take to the stage for what promises to be an epic NOIR AT THE BAR event.

NOIR AT THE BAR at Society Hill Playhouse will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The show starts at 6:45 p.m. SHP is located at 507 S. 8th St. in Philly. (Click on the poster for all the details.)

Philadelphia is the original home of N@B, so it’s always a special time when it returns to the City of Brotherly Love.

I’m excited and honored to be reading my fiction at this N@B, which will also feature readings by a killer group of writers:

  • Scott Adlerberg
  • Jen Conley
  • T. Fox Dunham
  • Dana King
  • William Lashner
  • Jon McGoran
  • Adrian McKinty
  • Richie Narvaez
  • Rick Ollerman
  • Edward Pettit
  • Joe Samuel Starnes
  • Wallace Stroby
  • Duane Swierczynski
  • David Swinson
  • Dennis Tafoya

That’s an amazing lineup, and I hope to see you there!

Society Hill Playhouse

Bottom photo via Google Street View.

Pennsylvania’s Last Hanging in Black Hood #9

Black Hood #9 EssayIssue #9 of THE BLACK HOOD is out now.

Writer Duane Swierczynski‘s excellent crime story continues to gain steam and new artist Greg Scott is outstanding.

And tucked neatly into the back of the issue is a non-fiction essay I wrote about the last prisoner to be executed by hanging in Pennsylvania.

This is my fifth essay for THE BLACK HOOD, and it’s always an honor to have my work included in the pages of such a great comic. Huge thanks to Duane and editor Alex Segura for including me.

THE BLACK HOOD is published by Dark Circle Comics.

Black Hood #9

Black Hood #9 Variant

“Heritage” at Shotgun Honey

Shotgun HoneyI’m pleased to report that my new short story “Heritage” is now available at Shotgun Honey!

“Heritage” is set in Superior, Wisconsin, where my father was born and raised. The action takes place on a snowy New Year’s Eve.

This is my first story at Shotgun Honey since December 2012. I was an editor at the site for most of 2013 and all of 2014 and 2015. It’s a thrill to be back as a writer!

Like many of my short stories, “Heritage” shares its title with a song by The Throes, a great band.

I hope you enjoy it.