For Anybody Keeping Score
This week, I received word from Richard Helms, editor of The Back Alley webzine, that my story "The Big Score" will be appearing in their July issue! "The Big Score" was originally written for an anthology of Maine crime fiction that sadly never came to pass, and I'm delighted that it's found a good home. It's without a doubt the most classically pulpy of all my shorts, complete with McGuffins, double-crosses, triple-crosses, guns, drugs, and, um, literal herrings. It is gratifying, then, that it'd wind up being published by an editor with such a deep appreciation for all things noir that each issue of The Back Alley features a classic noir story from the public domain.