Burden of the Badge

For the last few months, I’ve been one of the judges reading short stories for BURDEN OF THE BADGE, a new Mystery Writers of America anthology edited by Michael Connolly that will be published next year by Little Brown. My fellow judges and I — Ed Hoch, Marcia Talley, Barbara D’Amato and Bill Crider — read hundreds of blind submissions (the authors were not identified) and picked the following winners:

What A Wonderful World – Paul Guyot

Rule Number One – Bev Vincent

A Certain Recollection – John Buentello

Burying Mr. Henry – Polly Nelson

A Change in His Heart – Jack Fredrickson

Serial Killer – Jon Breen

Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl – Persia Walker

Oaths, Ohana and Everything – Diana Hansen-Young

Congratulations to all the winners!

3 thoughts on “Burden of the Badge”

  1. I’m thrilled to see Paul Guyot on this list. He’s always finding excuses to keep his considerable talent for prose well hidden.
    It’s time that he came out of the closet.


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