Back in September, my short story, Playing with Murder was published in Unveiled Secrets, a Fantasia Divinity anthology, and I forgot to share the news…
Here’s the summary for Playing with Murder:
When Theo Reed returns to his room in Drake’s Lodging House after a short work trip out of town, it’s to a nasty surprise: a dead body lying on the floor. He doesn’t know the victim, but the police believe they know the murderer. Him. That’s problem number one.
Problem number two: Theo Reed is no angel. He’s no murderer either, but he’s going to have convince a lot of people of that. What ensues is a chase across the city, the outcome of which has deadly consequences for him, should he fail.
Playing with Murder is an urban low fantasy mystery, set in another world not that dissimilar to Victorian England.
Here’s the summary from the anthology as a whole from Amazon:
Detective stories are popular the world over, fueling people’s desires to know “whodunit.” Combine that with the magic and myths of fantasy and you’ve entered a whole new world of mystery and intrigue! Join us on this adventure filled with 11 detective fantasy stories that will strike your imagination!
With stories by J.W. Grace, Gerry Griffiths, Sandy Underman, Sammi Cox, DM Burdett, Deeanna West, Zoey Xolton, Danielle Davis, Lionel Ray Green, Charlotte Platt, and Rebecca Buchanan
My thanks to Fantasia Divinity for selecting it for the anthology, and to M.E. Rodman for editing.