Winner of the 2020 Hugh Holton Award!


Officially the unofficial website of Mike McHone!

Beloved Author Caught Flashing Readers!

     Not like that, perverts. Mike has a new piece of flash fiction over at the Mystery Tribune website and it's 500 words of pure creepiness. Head on over to MT's website to check it out, and visit the NEWS! section to get the scoop on this newfangled story.

A Brand New Short Story in Mystery Weekly 


     Yes, folks, Mike's newest short story "Why Do They Have to Make it Easy?" appears in the pages of the January 2021 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine!  

     When the man who was sent to prison for killing Hal Richards' wife shows up on the Detective's doorstep, old wounds are reopened and dark secrets are revealed. But is the escaped convict there for a more sinister reason than just revenge, and is Hal Richards hiding more than a few secrets himself? "Why Do They Have to Make it Easy?" is a story that twists, turns, and somersaults all the way to the bleak, unexpected ending! 

     Check out the NEWS! section for more info!

     And visit to buy the mag! 

Be sure to check out Issue #13 of Mystery Tribune!

    "More Than Enough," the latest Midport Mystery featuring Molly Fetterly is in issue #13 of Mystery Tribune. Find it on stands now, or pick up a copy online at, B&, or You can also visit and place your order there! 

    After a man is found shot dead in his vehicle, his mother-in-law confesses to the murder, but Detective Molly Fetterly believes there's more to the story. Is the confession fake? Is Molly chasing shadows?

     Read the story and find out!

     Pick up a copy today!

Ellery Queen Jan Feb 2020 issue Capture.

And check out the Jan./Feb 2020 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine!


     Mike's story "A Drive-by on Chalmers Road?" appears in the January/February issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, available online at, B&,, or wherever books are sold. The story features Mike's recurring character Detective Molly Fetterly in one of her most ponderous adventures yet.

     After Molly's uncle becomes a victim of an apparent drive-by shooting, the questions and the mysteries keep piling up. But the biggest mystery of all is who in the hell would try to kill an 89-year-old veteran? Especially one with all the charm and poise of a pissed off grizzly bear. Read the story and find out! 

     Pick up a copy of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine at or your local bookstore today!

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