Competent Hands

“Listen, that sonofabitch killed my father.  So I want you to kill him.”             “You think Ellery killed your…

Kneel

"Kneel and look at the floor."             In the shadows of the apartment behind her the voice was only a…

Carnival

Big circus tents. A massive, festive, restless crowd moving in a multitude of currents past booth after booth of…

Proof

“. . .  Look, I’m telling you exactly what I think.  Your boy is guilty.  Guilty as sin and he’s going to the…

Champion

Sun glitters, breath of Hell plays solemn songs of the Devirish across scorched sands. Nothing stirs in the…

Rain

Rain. Torrential rain. A warm rain. Almost hot to the touch. A rain like only a subtropical county like Belize…

Beano

Not good - Not good at all. Actually, it was a hell of a mess.  A mess he’d have to do some fast explaining to the…

Burn Away

It was two in the morning. The streets were empty. Reflecting pools of light from the street lamps after a short…

Dirt

A complete Turner Hahn/Frank Morales short story.  These two detectives are featured in my book, Murderous…

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