Short stories

Steve with his second Black Orchid Award. Pictured at the awards banquet with Linda Landrigan, the editor of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (left) and Jane Cleland, chair of the Awards committee (right).

Edgar Award Finalist: 2013

“Hot Sugar Blues” in Mystery Writers of America presents VENGEANCE, edited by Lee Child

Black Orchid Novella Award: 2009 & 2016, presented by the Wolfe Pack (Rex Stout Appreciation Society) and Alfred Hitchock’s Mystery Magazine

“Stranglehold” appeared in the July August 2010 issue of Alfred Hitchock’s Mystery Magazine
“Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma” appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Alfred Hitchock’s Mystery Magazine

Honorable Mention, Al Blanchard Story Award: 2007, 2008, 2016, presented by the New England Chapter of Mystery Writers of America

“Susie Cue” appeared in Deadfall, Level Best Books, 2008
“Little Things” appeared in Quarry, Level Best Books, 2009
“The Girl in the Red Bandanna” is slated to appear in the May/June 2018 issue of Alfred Hitchock’s Mystery Magazine

Honorable Mention, Slezar Twist Award: 2007

“Ring of Fire” appeared in Thin Ice, Level Best Books, 2010


Shamus Award Finalist, Best Indie Novel, 2015

The Kids Are All Right

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel Award, Honorable Mention, Genre Fiction (top 10 of 1500 entries), 2014

Blood on the Tracks

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Quarter-finalist, 2011

The Whammer Jammers