The spring issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem – The Hunt is all about hunting someone or something, or being hunted.
Jolly is what we want to be during December and FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd is ready to help us get there.
From now through December 24th, her short mystery set during the holiday season is bargain-priced at less than a dollar. For only ninety-nine cents, you get “Boot Scoot: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story.”
Dawna Shepherd loves her family, working as an FBI Special Agent, and playing basketball.
She’s celebrating Christmas in her home town when a bounty hunter pursues her college student brother home from Lubbock.
Certain that Fugitive Team Leader Tommy O’Brien is chasing the wrong quarry, Dawna stops him cold at the Shepherd front door.
But she knows O’Brien won’t give up. And all her crime-fighter instincts are screaming that the bounty hunter is going to ruin this holiday for someone she loves.
Can law-abiding Dawna find a way to save Christmas?
“Boot Scoot” was a finalist for the 2003 Macavity Award for best mystery short story.
Click on the cover above or follow this universal link to your favorite online retailer to get your digital copy and let Dawna jolly up your season!
Long Ago, the current volume of MYSTERY, CRIME, AND MAYHEM is on sale now!
Ten gripping stories appear from all over the map and the calendar, from Ancient Egypt to sixteenth-century Venice with a stopover in 1964 Budapest.
The writers also take you to the Arizona territory and mid-1800s Illinois, plus twentieth-century Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois, Nevada, and, in my tale, Oregon.
My brand-new short story “Shattered” is in this issue. A nut-tree farmer accuses two preschool kids in a quiet small town neighborhood of criminal mischief. The incident shatters more than a set of taillights for their fictional mother.
Discover the many ways throughout history that crimes occur—and get resolved.