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Evil Under the Tuscan Sun (Penguin Random House, forthcoming 2022)


Crime of the Ancient Marinara (Penguin Random House, 2021)


Al Dente’s Inferno (Penguin Random House, 2020)


A Killer’s Guide to Good Works (Henery Press, 2016)


Practical Sins for Cold Climates (Henery Press, 2016)


Basil Instinct (Simon & Schuster, 2014)


You Cannoli Die Once (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Malice Domestic


Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 13 Tales of New American Gothic (digital, 2011)

“As the Screw Turns” (reprint)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (April 2010)

“As the Screw Turns” (fiction)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (November 2011)

“The Burning Grounds” (fiction)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (November 2012)

“Strangle Vine” (fiction)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (June 2014)

“The Specific Gravity of Blood in Sunlight” (fiction)


The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe (Adams Media, 2007)


Crimewave (UK), Fall 2006

“Blue Morpho” (fiction)


The Georgia Review, Fall 2004

“From the Personal Record Collection of Beniamino Gigli” (fiction)

Special Mention, 2006 Pushcart Prize


The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, Ed Gorman, ed. (Forge, 2004)

       “Black Heart and Cabin Girl” (reprint)


Blood on Their Hands, Lawrence Block, ed. (Berkley, 2003)

“Black Heart and Cabin Girl” (fiction)

Nominated for an Edgar® Award for Best Short Story 2004

by Mystery Writers of America


Crimewave (UK), Spring 2002

“The Generator” (fiction)


The Georgia Review, Fall 2001

     “Getting the Story” (fiction)


Crimewave (UK),  Spring 2001

     “Face Value” (fiction)


The Georgia Review, Winter 2000

     “The Chief Creatures of God” (fiction)


Crimewave (UK),  Fall 2000

      “Double Fault” (fiction)


The North American Review, March 1987

     “The Passion of Marisol” (fiction)


The North American Review, June 1980

     “A Woman of Quality” (fiction)


Cleveland Magazine, December 1978

     “The Great Wings Beating Still” (fiction contest winner)

Women sleuths
Amateur detectives
Private investigators


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