“Mother drove like someone had a gun to her head.”

From Bad Memory

Stephen Ross

Crime and mystery author

There are often times when writing that I feel busy. And then another story returns to my desk and needs a rewrite, and there's a deadline. And then yet another story presents itself and also needs to be written, and it too has a deadline. Lately, I feel like I've been climbing mountains. It's along way to the top, if you want to rock n' roll.

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  • New Story

    Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine


    I have a brand new story appearing soon in the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

    My new novelette

    Available in Print and for the Kindle

  • Brief Encounters of the Story Kind

    25 April 2016 : Sleuthsayers

    Writing a book or a short story is like a relationship. You meet a pretty girl (you think of a cool idea for a plot). You discover the girl is super smart and intelligent (the idea has depth and resonance, and is compelling), and you become even more attracted to her. You start on page one (you ask her out), and there begins your relationship in earnest...

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  • Architecture of Decay

    23 April 2016 : Visual Squirrels

    J.G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise had been on my radar to read for many years, and I finally did so over the last month when I learnt it had been made into a movie by a film director whose movies I tend to seek out and watch (more on that in a moment)...

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