Trace Evidence
A brand new story, "Shanks Holds The Line," is up at TRACE EVIDENCE, the Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine blog.  For an explanation of why I am giving it away, read this.


My story "Shanks On The Prowl" is available
as a free podcast at Crime City Central.



The Short Mystery Fiction Society has named

  "The Present,"   the winner of the Derringer Award
for Best Short Story.  "The Present" appeared in the February-May 2013 issue of The Strand.

EQ June 2014
"The Accessory" appeared in the June 2014 issue of
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

AHMM May 2014
"A Bad Day For Bargain Hunters" is in the May issue of AHMM.

AHMM Jan 2014

Read about "Devil" here.  It is a sequel to "Snake In The Sweetgrass,"
and you can download a free podcast of "Snake" here. 



rOB lOPRESTI        
 Robert Lopresti

 is a librarian

an award-winning mystery writer

a songwriter

and a blogger.


He maintains these webpages:

Which U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves?

Unfamiliar Quotations


Girl Trouble
"Crow's Lesson" in Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble.

AHMM October 2013

"Two Men, One Gun" is in the October issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  Buy it here.


AHMM JUly 2013

The Black Orchid Novella Award-winning piece, "The Red Envelope," is in the July-August issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.


Email: lopresti AT