The crime fiction novelist takes a partial break with Some Shorts in the Dark, an anthology of
short stories at once dark, humorous, ironic, and pleasing.
What they have in common is the author’s incisive look at
the human condition, whether commenting on the difficulty senior citizens have
in effecting new relationships in “Wilting
Away at Good Harbor”, the perils of the job search process in “The Interview”, the strain of family
conflict in “You Make Me Feel So Young”,
or the plight of December-May romance in “Prenuptial
His trademark crime stories are also included with some
ironic twists in tales such as “Getting
to Know You”, “Round and Round We Go”
and “In the Eyes of the Beholder.”
In addition, excerpts from some of his successful novels have
been included, as well as essays on influential people who have made a
difference in the author’s life.