Murder Most Conventional: The Malice Domestic 2016 Anthology

Edited by Verena Rose, Barb Goffman, and Rita Owen

I’m delighted that I’ll have a story in the 2016 Malice Domestic anthology. Over sixty stories were considered under a blind submission process; “What Goes Around” was one of the nineteen stories selected. It’s been many years since Malice Domestic published an anthology in conjunction with its annual convention. As someone who loves Malice Domestic, I’m happy to see this tradition revived, and I’m honored to be part of it.

The theme for the 2016 anthology is “murder most conventional”: Every story must deal with some sort of convention in some way. “What Goes Around” begins when a thief plucks a convention-goer’s suitcase from an airport carousel and hurries off with it. The rest of the story follows the path of the stolen suitcase, and of some of the items it contains. I can’t say much more without spoiling some surprises, but I hope the story is both amusing and satisfying.

Forthcoming from Wildside Press, May 2016

Book categories: Fiction