This collection showcases a wide variety of plans gone sideways — private eyes getting stuck on cases they really don’t want to take, petty criminals getting in over their heads, law enforcement professionals on the wrong side of the bars, and upstanding citizens finding themselves to be not so law-abiding after all.
These stories are as varied as they are excellent — there are light-hearted tales to make you smile, literary pieces that challenge the definition of crime writing, and realistic portraits of difficult and disturbing decisions. Whatever your tastes, I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy here and maybe something to surprise you.
Table of Contents
The Way to a Man's Heartby Gary Cahill
A Week Abroadby Tom Ward
The High Roadby Sarah M. Chen
Interview Room C by Josh MacLeod
Hostage by Tekla Dennison Miller
Trouble's Bruin by Laird Long
Three Times a Killer by Michael Haynes
Polly Wants by Kou K. Nelson
Hazard Pay by Nick Andreychuk
The Woman Who Rowed Away by Tom Swoffer
The Uninvited Spookby C. D. Reimer
But Not Forgotten by by Martin Roy Hill
The Little Outlaw by Mike Miner