This Time For Sure
Bouchercon Anthology 2021
Anthony Award Winner!
What would you do if you had a second chance? A do-over? How far would you go to get back at the one who got away, the one who did you wrong, the one who tricked you, manipulated you, ignored you? The one who dumped you, cheated on you—or harmed a friend? What would you risk to have that one little chance to get back at them?
Twenty-two brilliant skilled authors now offer their journeys into revenge. Retribution. Redemption. Revealed how they would even the score, turn the tables, make things right. One used a map. One a tape recorder. A decoy. A disguise. A lie. One even used a banana.
And, fine. Because we are crime fiction authors, turns out there’s a lot of murder involved. And because these are short stories—hang on for the ride. Twists, turns, surprises—and even some heartbreak.
Because there’s nothing as delicious and tempting as a second chance. Oh, we promise ourselves. This time for sure.
With stories by Sharon Bader, Damyanti Biswas, Clark Boyd, Lucy Burdette, Karen Dionne, Elisabeth Elo, Elizabeth Elwood, Alexia Gordon, Heather Graham, G. Miki Hayden, Edwin Hill, Craig Johnson, Ellen Clair Lamb, Kristen Lepionka, Alan Orloff, Martha Reed, Alex Segura, Steve Shrott, Charles Todd, Gabriel Valjan, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Andrew Welsh-Huggins.
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight
A Suspense Magazine Anthology
The sun sets. The moon takes its place, illuminating the most evil corners of the planet. What twisted fear dwells in that blackness? What legends attach to those of sound mind and make them go crazy in the bright light of day? Only Suspense Magazine knows…
Take their hands…walk into their worlds…but be prepared to leave the light on when you’re through. After all, this incredible gathering of authors, who will delight fans of all genres, not only utilized their award-winning imaginations to answer that age-old question of why “Nothing Good Happens After Midnight”—they also made sure to pen stories that will leave you…speechless.
To read Hanks newest short story “All Aboard” — click here.
And you can read all the other stories in this fabulous collection by clicking the buy links below!
Malice Domestic: Murder Most Conventional
Edited by Verena Rose, Barb Goffman and Rita Owen
The Malice Domestic cozy anthology series returns with a new take on cozy mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition. Here are 22 original stories (and one modern classic reprint) set at conventions, conferences, and gatherings of all kinds! Original stories by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Marcia Talley, Neil Plakcy, Rhys Bowen, Gigi Pandian and others.
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes
Edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger
What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
X-Files: The Truth Is Out There
Edited by Jonathan Maberry
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back in a chilling collection of all-new tales of dark secrets, alien agendas, terrifying monsters and murderous madmen. Featuring original stories by bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Greg Cox and many others.
Writes of Passage
Edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Winner for Best Non-Fiction!
The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it’s also well traveled—and in Writes of Passage, 59 mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their succedss. When you’re in need of an author’s roadmap, “pick up this book,” as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. “Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys—and they have many tales to tell.” These tales reveal the “Writes of Passage” every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way.
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads
Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features Hank’s essay on Masquerade by Gayle Lynds
An extraordinary volume that bridges the gap between thrillers past and thrillers present, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 of the most mesmerizing thrillers through essays contributed by some of the biggest names in thriller writing today.
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works—from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October—deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization.
Much more than an anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries. Through lively, spirited, and thoughtful essays that examine each work’s significance, impact, and influence, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.
“On the House”
When true love goes wrong—a woman’s best friend may be her dog. Or—not.
Hank’s short story “On The House” originally appeared in the anthology Quarry from Level Best Books. “On the House” was the winner of the 2009 Agatha Award, the 2010 Anthony Award and the 2010 Macavity Award, all for Best Short Story.
“On the House” is now available as a standalone ebook.
Shaken: Stories For Japan
Edited by Timothy Hallinan
Shaken features Hank’s story “Father Knows Best”
“Father Knows Best” is a story about Zen murder—a koan in itself!
The collection was born out of the writers’ concern for the people in the disaster zone of the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami waves. Shaken: Stories For Japan is an attempt by writers to pool their talents to help people in need, as musicians and actors so often do.
Not all the stories are mysteries; the consensus was simply that all writers should submit something that touches on Japan. Linking the stories are haiku by the 17th-century master Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold, and Issa, translated by David Lanoue. Both translators donated their work, as did the cover designer, writer Gar Anthony Haywood, and the e-book producer, Kimberly Hitchens.
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