I’m honored that award-winning author and editor Barb Goffman showcases my short mystery “In Plain Sight” in Black Cat Weekly #73. And I’m delighted that this issue also includes fiction from Ray Bradbury, Arthur Conan Doyle, and other terrific writers.

Black Cat Weekly available from January 22, 2023

In her online promotion, Barb wrote that in this issue (#73), “I take you to sunny Florida in Diana Deverell’s ‘In Plain Sight.” Fleeing the cops, a wily Ponzi-schemer disguised in a black hat and chin whiskers is hiding among the plain folk wintering in a Sarasota suburb nicknamed ‘the Amish Las Vegas.’

“Trying to smoke out the fugitive, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd tangles again with persistent and hunky bounty hunter Tommy O’Brien. She finds herself suiting up with the Florida Suncoast State University women’s basketball coach and players to get her man. But which man?

“This fun story originally appeared in 2013 in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.”

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The latest issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem brings you ten new short mysteries dealing with cold cases.

It may be the one case that never closed, that’s always haunted the storytellers.

Or one that someone dumped in their lap, because new evidence has brought it back to life.


The case remains cold. The clues growing moldy, or nonexistent.

But our heroes still move forward, trying to find the answer.

Those who are gone deserve no less.


Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem - Cold Cases

“Love Child” is my contribution to this issue. The story features a ninety-year-old widow with a mystery long buried in her past and DNA test results that may hold the solution. You’ll enjoy this story!

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My short mystery, “White Nights”, in the current issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, is the perfect summer read! Enjoy the Danish midnight sun at a retreat designed to ignite the creative energies of the participants. But beware: something is not right in Denmark. Follow the action as creative artist Georgina Featherstone and her sidekick Kelly Newington try to fend off disaster.

“White Nights” is one of nine cozy mysteries in this issue. We all know Sherlock Holmes from Watson’s point of view. These stories feature other grand investigators who need their brilliance explained by their constant companion. And not all crime fighters are human! Many times, the crime is actually solved by the cat, dog, or parrot, though the human takes the credit.

You’ll have fun with this issue! To get your copy, click on the cover below or follow this universal link to your favorite online bookseller.

Cozy Sidekicks