The crime fiction novelist presents his third anthology of short stories with Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, a mixed collection bound to please.
“Something Old” refers to his first western “The Utica Kid” among others; “Something New” to his well-received crime fiction short stories such as “Anything you Can Do,” “A Lapse of Memory,” “An Afternoon in Boston.” The “Something Borrowed” includes “Cold Turkey and a Bottle,” a tribute to the old Alfred Hitchcock films, and “Something Blue” to his remembrances of times gone by with “The Playground,” in particular.
The anthology also allows the author to comment on the human condition in stories such as “The Double Date,” and on the important issue of teacher tenure via “A Lifetime Appointment.”
In addition, essays include his “Encounters with Famous People” such as Bill Clinton, Barbara Bush, Muhammad Ali, and Lauren Bacall. In “Was ‘the Greatest’ Really the Greatest?” he pays tribute to the greatest heavyweight of all time, and in “Inspirational People” he provided a valentine to a leader.