Memphis Mysteries Anthology | Book 4
Finalist for the 2020 Imadjinn Award for Best Anthology
Memphis, Tennessee is famous for its barbecue. The annual Memphis in May barbecue cook-off along the river generates so much smoke from grills it seems the Mississippi is ablaze. The origins of Memphis barbecue have long been a question.
In “The First Barbecue in Memphis”, one of the short stories in the latest anthology from Malice in Memphis, an old huckster in Tom Lee Park claims Hernando De Soto had the first barbecue in Memphis . He clashes with a history professor grieving the loss of his only son—and someone dies. The murderer seeks to repent—which every good churchgoer knows means to turn your life around and go in another direction.
Mayhem in Memphis is the fourth in a series of anthologies from Malice in Memphis a Killer Writing Group. Available in hard copy or Kindle versions.
Memphis Mysteries Anthology | Book 3
Winner of the 2019 Imadjinn Award for Best Anthology
Elmwood Stories to Die For, won the Imaginarium prize at the 2018 Louisville convention for best short story collection.
“The Yellow Fever Revenge” in the Elmwood anthology tells of a single woman who exacts revenge on the man who raped her —and gains so much more than satisfaction. The story is set in the most horrible period in Memphis history, the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. During the outbreak 5,000 people died. In a city of 47,000 residents more than 25,000 people fled. Few returned. I later turned it into a novella.
Stories Through the Ages | Baby Boomers Plus 2019
”The Narcissist,” is Mercy Anderson's husband. He dies from eating the bulbs of daffodils, but was it an accident or murder? The bulbs of the lovely flower look like onions. Their scientific name is Narcissus—and they brought fitting death to a man who made everyone’s life miserable.
The short story appears in Stories Through the Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2019, the annual anthology from Living Springs Publishers. You can order through their website or preorder through Amazon. .https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8DHCF3/ref=nodl_