Under the Thumb Nominated for an Anthony

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Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Oppression from Rock and a Hard Place Press and edited by New York Times best-seller S.A. Cosby, author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland, has just been nominated for the prestigious Anthony Award for Best Anthology. Per Cosby, "The table of contents represents some of the best minds in crime fiction today." The book has garnered numerous five-star reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other websites.

Mike's story "The Lesson of the Lamp" appears in this well-received anthology alongside other Anthony Award nominated writers such as Richie Narvaez, Hilary Davidson, Bobby Matthews, Joseph S. Walker, Hector Duarte Jr., Jeffrey Eaton, Oluseyi Onabanjo, Keith Rosson, Zakariah Johnson, James Queally, Jeff Soloway, Preston Lang, Andrew Case, James DF Hannah, Michael Downing, Tim P. Walker, Travis Wade Beaty, and others. 

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New Molly Fetterly Story Appears in SHMM #29

After a long hiatus, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine is back with a brand new Midport Mystery story featuring Mike's main protagonist, Molly Fetterly. When a standup comic is killed at a local comedy club, it's up to Molly and the rest of the team at MPD to crack the case.

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New Fiction Up at Terror House Magazine

All Cardley Baxter wants to do is kill his boss. Is that too much to ask? Find out in "Frank," and visit Terror House Magazine  HERE!

Mike Places on Ellery Queen's Reader's Poll

Here's some exciting news (well, it's exciting to Mike, maybe not you, but hey)! The Ellery Queen 2020 Reader's Poll has just been announced and it turns out that Mike has placed 10th on the list! Granted, it's last place, but what the hell, beggars can't be choosers, and considering that Mike ranks alongside such luminaries as Doug Allyn and the legendary Joyce Carol Oates, it goes without saying that he's stoked. Check out the NEWS page for more info!  

Check out these additional publications for more of Mike's stories!

Ellery Queen Jan Feb 2020 issue Capture.
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