Hawaiian Noir

Murder Calls

I received word yesterday that my story, “Burnin Butt, Texas” has been nominated for a Derringer Award by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. The story appeared in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #10 in November, 2021. Here is the complete list of finalists in each category. Derringer Awards Finalists The Short Mystery Fiction Society has announced …

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What I’m Reading Five Decembers  James Kestrel Hard Case Crime October, 2021 The location is Honolulu, Hawai’i, the date, a few days before Thanksgiving, 1941. The discovery of the bodies of two young people, one, the nephew of the top admiral in Hawai’i, the other, an unidentified young woman, gives Honolulu Police Detective Joe McGrady …

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