Title: “My Dead Sister from Tacoma”
Published: Bad Kitten Press
Date: January 2015
Karl Cone, private detective, lover of karaoke, always getting into trouble (it’s his business), wakes to find a dead girl in his room: Blonde hair, light brown eyes, about 25. Adorably cute and damnably dead. Who is she, how did she get there? Join Cone in this quick moving, funny novelette (from Edgar Award nominated mystery author Stephen Ross), as he attempts to unravel the puzzle, and get into even more trouble.
This is a 12 chapter, 64 page (in the print edition) novelette, and you’ll read it in an evening. May I suggest a bottle of red wine to go with it, and maybe a box of chocolates. In fact, absolutely, a box of chocolates. One can never get enough boxes containing chocolates.
The title translates into English as “The Red Dahlia”. I love experimentation and trying out new ideas. So, here’s a little short story I wrote in German (I know a little bit of the language). I used some photos I took in NYC, added in some music I wrote (A Kiss at Grand Central), along with some ambient street noise I recorded on 42nd Street, and made a short “narrative movie” out of it. You can watch it here: