is published by Down & Out Books in Florida, the
same good people who brought you THE DEVIL AND THE DIVA, the Minnesota Book Award
nominee that I wrote with Renee Valois (the main squeeze) and FINDERS KEEPERS, my
young adult crime novel. It contains many of the short stories that appear
in the anthologies listed below, as well as a few that I wrote for publications
such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and True Romance. Which
isn't to suggest that you shouldn't buy the other antholgies. They do, after all,
feature some amazing stories that weren't written by me. I'm just saying...
"A good short story is like a punch from a prize fighter—it comes at you fast,
delivers an impact, and leaves you stunned. There’s no one in our business who
does this better than David Housewright. In great story after great story, he
proves himself a master of the art of short fiction. This is a collection that
should be on every reader’s bookshelf.
--NY Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger
COOKED TO DEATH
is a concoction of 17 Minnesota crime writers
dedicated to death — or near death — by food.
"David Housewright tells a dark tale of a gangster’s wolf who likes unusual
--St. Paul Pioneer Press
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY FEDORA
is a collection of 17 erotic detective stories
published by the Private Eye Writers of America (of which I am a proud former
president). And yes, it was published in conjunction with the release of a
movie with a similar title. The stories are written by some of the best PI writers
in the business - Sara Paretsky, Max Collins, Ruth Myers, Parnell Hall, Gary Phillips,
Ben Abbott, John Lutz. My own contribution - "Emily's Tears" - took me way, way,
way out of my comfort zone. I'm very curious about what people think of it
SILENCE OF THE LOONS,
an anthology of short stories written by 13 of
Minnesota's finest mystery writers, is is the brainchild of my pals William Kent
Krueger, Carl Brookins, Deborah Woodworth and Ellen Hart - aka The Minnesota
Crime Wave. It also included stories by Judith Guest, Mary Logue, K. J.
Erickson, Monica Ferris, M. D. Lake, Pat Dennis, Lori Lake, and Kerri Miller,
with a forward by R. D. Zimmerman.
"One of the most delightful reads of the fall season. Housewright's 'A
Domestic Matter,' about a guy who helps friends, has such a perfect O. Henry
ending you want to reread it to figure out how he did it."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press
TWIN CITIES NOIR
is an anthology of short stories that reveals
"the underside of Murderopolis/St. Paul from the inside out." It features
new fiction from Steve Thayer, Judith Guest, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, K.J.
Erickson, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, Brad Zellar, Mary Sharratt, Pete
Hautman, Larry Millett, Quinton Skinner, and myself.
"Minnesota Book Award winner, David Housewright's 'Mai-Nu's
Window' opens the collection. A shy Puerto Rican teenage boy and a Hmong woman
going to law school are Frogtown neighbors. The unexpected consequences of their
encounter reveals the challenges of immigrant tradition and American assimulation,
with subtle perfection, echoing classic themes from James M. Cain."
--Twin Cities Daily Planet
RESORT TO MURDER
is another anthology of short stories
written by Minnesota authors brought to you by my pals at the Minnesota Crime
Wave. This time with an introduction by Lorna Lanvik.
"An entertaining second volume of short stories from Minnesota writers... David
Housewright's "Miss Behavin'" which follows a philandering physician down a spirial
of bad luck and poor choices (is) particularly taut and suspenseful."
was conceived by thriller-writer Anne Frasier
(aka Theresa Weir) to celebrate that most peculiar of American holidays
- Halloween. It includes short stories featuring witches, zombies, vampires,
food critics, crazy writers, dumb criminals, interfering ghosts, ex-cops, suburban
housewives, swamp monsters, and aliens written by a collection of best-selling,
award-winning authors as well as emerging talents.
"Deadly Treats was delightfully fun from cover to cover... Notable stories
within include "The Replacement" by the editor herself... and, perhaps my favorite
of the lot -- David Housewright's "Time of Death"
ONCE UPON A CRIME
is both a labor of love and a tribute to the best
mystery book store in the nation - Once Upon A Crime in Minneapolis - and Pat
Frovarp and Gary Shulze, the booksellers who own it. It features stories by some
of the finest crime writers in the business including C.J. Box, Michael Stanley,
Libby Fischer Hellmann, Gary Phillips, Anne Fraser, Pat Dennis, Pete Hautman,
William Kent Krueger, Reed Farrel Coleman, Mary Logue, Lois Greiman, Max Allan Collins,
Sujata Massey and S.J. Rozan with an introduction by the late Vince Flynn.
Down, Out and Dead
is an anthology of short stories writen by the
fine crimes writers published by Down & Out Books, a publishing house based in Tampa Bay,
Florida, including Trey Barker, Robert Randisi, Gary Phillips, Bill Moody, and
Frank De Blase. My contribution - No Outlet - is a crime story written almost
entirely in dialogue. It was released at The World Mystery Convention in 2014 in Long Beach.
is edited by the legendary Otto Penzler of Mysterious
Press fame and features 90 tales of diabolical schemes of criminal masterminds,
robberies and pranks gone horribly awry, closets crammed with skeletons, families
bound not by love but wickedness and so on and so on. And each story is only 1,000
words - or less!
FIFTEEN TALES OF MURDER,
MAYHEM AND MALICE FROM THE LAND OF MINNESOTA NICE
is yet another anthology published by my friends in the Minnesota Crime Wave.
WRITES OF SPRING
is sponsored by the famed Once Upon A Crime Mystery
Bookstore in Minneapolis. It features 33 - count 'em - 33 stories written by
authors who have visited the store including the great Harold Adams.