It's a Crime

Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 5

Paperback & E-Book
Published by Peppertree Press, 2013

Person of Renown: Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley writes the award-winning Joe Kozmarski hard-boiled detective mystery series, set in contemporary Chicago. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and teaches at the University of North Florida. He is also the author of two nonfiction books as well as many articles and book reviews.

It’s A Crime contributors were invited to interpret “crime” however they liked—literally, metaphorically, or colloquially. This unique compilation demonstrates the talent of our members, many of whom are previously published.

“This book is a stunning compilation of the outstanding writing that readers have come to expect from Florida authors Take a ride with the characters as they introduce you to parts of our world that you’ve never known. Short stories are a special form of the writing art, and the stories here exemplify the best of the genre.” —H.Terrell Griffin, award-winning author of the national bestselling Matt Royal Mystery series

Michael Wiley’s Top Ten Picks
  1. Robert Hart, Inheritance
  2. Catherine Giordano, The End of a Marriage
  3. Anu Varma Panchal, Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight
  4. Jane Freeman, Family Lies
  5. Chris Hamilton, Last Summer
  6. Wendy Blake Pottinger, Double Tap
  7. Joan North, What’s Wrong with Me?
  8. Dave Archard, The Pumpkin Caper
  9. Beda Kantarjian, Buried in the Backyard
  10. Lori Thacher, Tastes Like Flowers
It’s a Crime! Contributions, Listed Alphabetically by Author

Robert Alan, Murder at Massalina Bayou
Lisa Anders, Red Carpet
Dan Anderson, Triple Cross
Beverly Bailey, Mother’s Day Massacre
Monika Becker, To Make the World a Better Place
Jeff Boyle, Guns
Teresa Bruce, The Gardener
Bria Burton, The Price of Integrity
Patricia Crumpler, Crime Scene Infestigation
Terri Curtis, Surf and Turf
Melody Dimick, Ain’t It a Shame
Walter Doherty, It’s A Crime
Kate Franklin, B & E
Michael Goldcraft, Deep Trouble
Veronica H. Hart, The Anniversary Dinner
Christine Holmes, Justice in a Nutshell
John Hope, The Smashing of the Watches
Sharon Johnson, Hidden Ghosts
Carol Jones, Change of Plans
Linda Kelley, Happy Anniversary
Bruce H. Kubec, Smooshing Gazoogers
Peggy Lambert, Hit and Run
Stephen Leitschuh, The Accident That Wasn’t
Philip Levin, Heart Broken
Katherine Levitz, Transplant

Joan Levy, Day Off
Kate Maier, Finale
Frank Masi, This is Where I Live
Mark McWaters, National Security
Elizabeth Nebergall, More Precious than Rubies
Mark Newhouse, Hate Crimes
Frances Palmigiano, Cajun Treasure
Lois Patton, One Rainy Day
Rachel Printy, A New Life
Pat Rakowski, Through the Flames
Cheri Roman, Witch Justice: 1892
Gwen Rutter, Catching Jordan
Serena Schreiber, FinFatale
Wendy Scott, The Collector
Faun Senatro, The Spittoon
Brian Shea, She
Dale Simpson, Cancel That
Miche Sipes, Lifters
Phyllis Smallman, Pink
Lona Smith, Little Dog
Ann Suarez, Not In My Lifetime
Tom Swartz, Revenge Served Wet
Gayle Swift, Breaking News
Judith Weber, Supplemental Income
John J. White, Meth House