•Thou shall love thy neighbor . . . or not
•Where abduction meets obsession
My Best Friend's Funeral
•Joe Cardigan plants people--he's the funeral planner
The Grass is Always Greener was the first short story ever written by Sandra Balzo (Maggy Thorsen Coffeehouse Mysteries and Running on Empty), yet it was picked up by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (March 2003) and won both the Robert L. Fish and Macavity awards for Best Short Story.
Balzo's second story, Viscery, was also published in EQMM (December 2004) and went on to win the Derringer Award and a nomination for the Macavity.
Now those edgy stories by this award-winning author, best known for her regional mysteries, are available for the first time since their original publication, bundled with an original short story, My Best Friend's Funeral.