As I type this, my new short story collection, DEAD LETTERS, is now officially available Kindle (and Kindle app) users worldwide. I hope y'all dig it.

DEAD LETTERS features my Anthony-nominated novella "The Hitter," which first appeared in Needle and was selected for THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011; my homage to the comedic capers of Donald Westlake, "Action," which ran in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine; a creepy little horror-meets-adventure-pulp tale about infectious cannibalism along the Amazon called "A Native Problem," originally from BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND ONE; and (cue echo effect) A BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN story called "One Man's Muse," which answers the question of what happened to the modest little double-wide in Hermon, Maine that Stephen King lived in when he wrote CARRIE and 'SALEM'S LOT. Oh, and there's five more tales in there to boot. (I was gonna throw in a set of steak knives and a Garden Weasel, too, but something went buggy on the upload, so nine stories'll have to do.) You can get 'em here:

Kindle / Kindle UK

For those of y'all who'd like a copy, but don't feel like cowing to our evil Bezos overlord, have patience. I hope to convert it to other (i.e. non-Amazon) e-formats in the near future. If it goes well, I may even try my hand at uploading 8 POUNDS in other formats, too. (If it goes poorly, you'll probably know on account of all the cursing and rending of fabric drifting through your open window from the general direction of Maine. E-formatting is a bitch.)

Enjoy. Be kind. And if you like it, feel free to say so: in a review, or to a friend, or with pie (I'm partial to pumpkin, but in matters of baked deliciousness, I am not picky). And, as ever, thanks for reading; y'all are aces.