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Brand New Story Published at Punk Noir

The fine folks at Punk Noir have recently published Mike's newest short story "Clouds" at their website. If you have a second, head on over here and check it out! You won't be disappointed. Or maybe you will. There's no accounting for taste anymore.

"Why Do They Have to Make it Easy?" in Mystery Weekly 


Mike's 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! 

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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!


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