A few years ago, I wanted to try my hand at writing a mystery story about moral courage in the age of terrorism. I had a plot in mind, and wanted to throw in a lot of diverse religious trivia to give it an intriguing, ecumenical feel. I’ve always liked the result, though I found that there are surprisingly few mystery story markets out there, and none wanted what I had written.
It’s a little longish at nearly 6000 words, but well worth it. The last story I gave its own page to was much shorter, and if you haven’t read these yet, I do hope you like both. The two I’ve put up here–“Gordon Raises The Kid” and now “In The Shadow Of Death”–each have their own page on this blog, labelled on the tabs just under the banner heading . See them up there? Enjoy!