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“Even,” Shotgun Honey (August 20, 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 


Back to the Boke, two short stories set in Hoboken, New Jersey, by Joseph D'Agnese

"Back to the Boke" first appeared in Beat to a Pulp (October 28, 2012).

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Stand Up Johnny, a short story by Joseph D'Agnese

"Stand Up Johnny" first appeared in Plots With Guns (Winter 2013). 

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Button Man, a short story about the Garment District, by Joseph D'Agnese

"Button Man" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (March 2013).

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Bloody Signorina, a short story set in Rome, Italy, by Joseph D'Agnese

"Bloody Signorina" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (September 2013).

* Finalist for the 2014 Derringer Award!

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The Sweatergeist, a twisted private eye ghost story, by Joseph D'Agnese

"The Sweatergeist" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (December 2013).

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Nighthawks, a short crime story that brings to life Edward Hopper's iconic painting. Story by Joseph D'Agnese

"Nighthawks" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (April 2014).

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"How Lil' Jimmie Beat the Big C," first appeared in Shotgun Honey (May 12, 2014).

 

* Winner of the 2015 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction!

 


Harm and Hammer, a much-acclaimed, anthologized short story by Joseph D'Agnese

"Harm and Hammer" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (October 2014).

* Selected by author James Patterson for inclusion in the 2015 Best American Mysteries anthology!

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OLD MAN’S CURSE by Joseph D'Agnese

"Scintilla" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (July/August 2015).

* Later re-published as “Old Man’s Curse.”


"Wood Man" first appeared in Shotgun Honey (June 12, 2015)


The poem, "Predator and Prey," first appeared at The Five-Two during the week of July 27, 2015.

 

 


The Truth of What You've Become by Joseph D'Agnese

"The Truth of What You've Become" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November 2015).


The Woman in the Briefcase, a crime story based simultaneously in the world of forensic anthropology and the long past, by Joseph D'Agnese

"The Woman in the Briefcase" first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (March/April 2016).

* Finalist for the 2017 Derringer Award!

 


Double-Slay by Joseph D'Agnese

"Double-Slay" first appeared in Mystery Weekly (April 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Respectable-Lady by Joseph D'Agnese

"A Respectable Lady" first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (July/August 2017).

 


The Cardinal's Blade, a short story set in Renaissance Italy, by Joseph D'Agnese

"The Cardinal's Blade" first appeared in Mystery Weekly (August 2017).


Her Father's Killer by Joseph D'Agnese

"Her Father's Killer" first appeared in Mystery Weekly (November 2017).


The Vulnerable Rind, a detective story set in Rome, Italy,  by Joseph D'Agnese

“The Vulnerable Rind” first appeared in Mystery Weekly (February 2019).


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