I’m a retired psychologist who writes stories inspired by injustices. All my stories are based in Memphis, Tennessee. One series, “Murder In Memphis,” involves a Memphis Police Department homicide team led by a female lieutenant. A second series, “Sonny and Breanne Mysteries,” involves two eighth-graders who can read minds and who can communicate with ghosts. I have also written a number of short stories. My wife and I live in midtown Memphis. I volunteer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
I belong to a mystery writers group: Malice in Memphis, A Killer Writing Group. Over the last eight years Malice has produced four mystery short story anthologies. A fifth has a publication date of August 2021, and a sixth is expected in 2022. One of my short stories appears in each of the anthologies. The Imaginarium Convention has awarded Malice in Memphis Anthologies an “Imadjinn Award for Best Anthology Series” in 2018 for Elmwood: Stories to Die For, and in 2020 for Mayhem in Memphis. The anthologies are available on Amazon.com and links to books are provided below.
The stories and characters in this book may be fictional, but the locations in which they take place aren't.
Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, we hope that you'll enjoy these eerie stories of southern supernatural doings.
Founded in 1852, Elmwood Cemetery is the final resting place of over 75,000 residents. From the common to the infamous, from the powerful to the famous, they are all here.
These crime-ridden short stories are all set around the Memphis bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. They deal with murder or theft or some other action, polite and not so polite, that society frowns on. Read all of them, why don't you?
Meet the characters whose lives are defined by secrets, barbecue, blues, ghosts, killers and rescuers, lovers and haters, crime and - sometimes - punishment.