“I played piano for the devil, he owned a nightclub.”

From The Devil's Piano Player

Stephen Ross

Crime and mystery author

So, what does a writer do in his spare time..? Actually, a writer never has any spare time; we're too busy writing. And once we've written, we edit and we rewrite, and then we polish. Only shopping lists get written once. At the moment, I'm working on a short story and a book. I'm writing the short story to take my mind off the book; books take forever to write, so sometimes a holiday in another story is welcome.

And yes, the website is brand new (and very cool). Many many thanks to Kathleen Azevedo for designing and building the new site!

Latest

  • GALLERY OF THE DEAD

    Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

    December 2014

    My latest mystery short story appears in the December 2014 edition of the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. This story is a special one: it's set in Frankfurt in 1901. I used to live in Frankfurt (but not in 1901!) and it's the first mystery I've set in Germany. This story was inspired by a nightmare (a vivid dream of faces).

    My new novelette

    Available in Print and for the Kindle

  • The Long White Cloud

    20 January 2015 : Sleuthsayers

    You probably didn't expect to read an entry from me in this slot. I'm in New Zealand house-sitting for the kid (Stephen Ross); he's gone on vacation to work on his book. I suspect he's really gone on vacation to catch up on his reading; he's a prince among procrastinators, and there's a gap on the bookshelf where his collection of Perry Mason mysteries used to reside...


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