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About Barb Goffman
Barb has been been named a finalist 30 times for national crime-writing awards, including the Anthony and Derringer awards. Her stories run from funny to dark, and from amateur sleuth to police procedural. She earns her living as a freelance crime-fiction editor, specializing in cozy and traditional mysteries. You can sample her work by listening to her Agatha Award-nominated short story "Bug Appetit" on Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine podcast: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/eqmm/episodes/2019-04-01T06_10_35-07_00. Enjoy!
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With nine Grammys, multiple lifetime achievement awards, inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a Top Ten ranking on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time,” Joni Mitchell has established herself as one of the most important singer/songwriters, not only of her generation, but in the history of popular music.
In this collection, 28 crime writers pay tribute to Joni’s musical legacy with short stories inspired by her lyrics, representing each of her seventeen studio albums from 1968’s Song to a Seagull to 2007’s Shine.
Many of the classics are represented here, including “Both Sides, Now” (in the first literary collaboration between Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski, who have each won major awards for their fiction), “Big Yellow Taxi” (by Kathryn O’Sullivan, author of the Colleen McCabe series), and “River” (by Stacy Woodson, winner of the 2019 Readers Choice Award from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine), plus such equally fascinating titles as “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” (by Donna Andrews, author of the award-winning Meg Lanslow series), “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” (by Amber Sparks), and “Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac” (by Michael Bracken). This anthology also includes contributions from Alison McMahan, Brendan DuBois, Edith Maxwell and many other talented writers.
"In short: terrific. Barb Goffman is the master of the twist—she fools me every time! This collection is like a fabulous box of chocolates—each one different, each one special, each one a wonderful treat." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Award-winning author
Contributors push hard against the boundaries of crime fiction, driving their work into places short crime fiction doesn’t often go, into a world where the mean streets seem gentrified by comparison and happy endings are the exception rather than the rule. And they do all this in contemporary settings, bringing noir into the 21st century.
Like any good cocktail, Mickey Finn is a heady mix of ingredients that packs a punch, and when you’ve finished reading every story, you’ll know that you’ve been “slipped a Mickey.”
The twenty contributors, some of today’s most respected short-story writers and new writers making their mark on the genre, include J.L. Abramo, Ann Aptaker, Trey R. Barker, Michael Bracken, Barb Goffman, David Hagerty, James A. Hearn, David H. Hendrickson, Jarrett Kaufman, Mark R. Kehl, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Alan Orloff, Josh Pachter, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mikal Trimm, Bev Vincent, Joseph S. Walker, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Stacy Woodson.
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This volume collects original tales by Frances Aylor, Mollie Cox Bryan, Lynn Cahoon, Judy Chalkey, Stacie Giles, Barb Goffman, Libby Hall, Bradley Harper, Sherry Harris, Maggie King, Kristin Kisska, Samatha McGraw, K.L. Murphy, Genille Swope Parente, Deb Rolfe, Rod Sterling, S.A. Warwick, and Heather Weidner.
Getting Away, by Alan Orloff
Fairy Tales, by Art Taylor
Eb and Flo, by Josh Pachter
Crazy Cat Lady, by Barb Goffman
A Pie to Die For, by Meg Opperman
Murder at Madame Tussaud’s, by Dan Andriacco
Rooster Creek, by John M. Floyd
Don’t Bank on It, by Jack Halliday
Dixie Quickies, by Michael Bracken
Flight to the Flirty Flamingo, by Kaye George
The Italian Tile Mystery, by James Holding
Beside a Flowering Wall, by Fletcher Flora
The ABCs of Murder, by Josh Pachter
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Included in this volume:
A SENIOR DISCOUNT ON DEATH, by Nora Charles
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, by Art Taylor
THE STOLEN VENUS, by Darrell Schweitzer
REAR VIEW MURDER, by Carla Coupe
THUBWAY THAM’S INTHULT, by Johnston McCulley
THE IDES OF MARCH, by E.W. Hornung
PINPRICK, by Skadi meic Beorh
THE RED HERRING, by William Hope Hodgson
DRAGON BONES, by Jacqueline Seewald
THE GOLDEN SLIPPER, by Anna Katherine Green
KALI, by Eric Taylor
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION, by Marcia Talley
THE BLUE CROSS, by G.K. Chesterton
THE WORST NOEL, by Barb Goffman
MR. CLACKWORTHY’S POT OF GOLD, by Christopher B. Booth
THE MONKEY GOD, by Seabury Quinn
WEDDING KNIFE, by Elaine Viets
THE MAD DETECTIVE, by John D. Swain
THE ADVENTURE OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE, by G. F. Forrest
SECURITY BLANKET, by Toni L.P. Kelner
A CROOK WITHOUT HONOR, by Johnston McCulley
THE DAUGHTER OF HUANG CHOW, by Sax Rohmer
ANCHORS AWAY, by C. Ellett Logan
WAYS OF DARKNESS, by E.S. Pladwell
THUBWAY THAM’S INTHANE MOMENT, by Johnston McCulley
Conventional Wisdom, by Marcia Talley
Djinn And Tonic, by Neil Plakcy
The Vanishing Wife, by Victoria Thompson
The Right to Bare Arms, by John Gregory Betancourt
Message in a Bottle, by Su Kopil
Anonymous, by Kate Flora
What Goes Around, by B.K. Stevens
The Hair of the Dog, by Charles Todd
The Best-Laid Plans, by Barb Goffman
A Dark and Stormy Light, by Gigi Pandian
The Clue in the Blue Booth, by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Wicked Writers, by Frances McNamara
Coverture, by KB Inglee
Dark Secrets, by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Tarnished Hope, by KM Rockwood
Not Forgotten, by L.C. Tyler
Boston Bouillabaisse, by Nancy Brewka-Clark
Killing Kippers, by Eleanor Cawood Jones
Elemental Chaos, by M Evonne Dobsonv
Outside the Box, by Ruth Moose
The Perfect Pitch, by Marie Hannan-Mandel
Two Birds with One Stone, by Rhys Bowen
A Gathering of Great Detectives, by Shawn Reilly Simmon
"One thing I’ve learned during a long career as a writer is that a good short story is one of the hardest things to write. To capture mood, character, tension, and a satisfying climax in a few pages requires more skill than having the luxury of a novel to get things right. That’s why I’m so impressed that the writers of Chesapeake Crimes seem to deliver quality work in anthology after anthology. This one is especially fun as the theme is holidays. And who hasn’t wanted to commit a murder at a family holiday celebration?" -- Rhys Bowen
Edited by award-winning author/editor Greg Herren, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey, FLORIDA HAPPENS is a riveting anthology featuring some of the brightest stars of mystery writing. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the world's biggest mystery convention, this new anthology offers stories of pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen—from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States.
Jam-packed with stories from top authors, FLORIDA HAPPENS promises to surprise and thrill lovers of mystery and suspense. Included are classic tales from the legendary John D. MacDonald and Lawrence Block, plus fresh new fiction from bestselling mystery authors Susanna Calkins, Alex Segura, Brendan DuBois, Hilary Davidson, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Craig Pittman. The collection also includes thrilling new stories by top mystery writers Holly West, Paul D. Marks , Greg Herren, Debra Lattanzi Shutika, Jack Bates, Barb Goffman, Angel Luis Colon, J. D. Allan, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Neil Plakcy, Michael Wiley, John M. Floyd, and Patricia Abbott.
A portion of the proceeds from the anthology will go to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to school age regardless of family income. A personal mission of Dolly Parton’s, the Imagination Library fosters literacy, a love of reading, and is meant to inspire children to succeed.