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Annie Reed

Award-winning editor and writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls Annie Reed “one of the best writers I’ve come across in years.” In addition to appearing in numerous issues of Fiction River, Annie’s short fiction also appears regularly in The Uncollected Anthology, stories written quarterly on the same theme, and in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Her longer works include the private eye novels Pretty Little Horses and Paper Bullets, the crime novels A Death in Cumberland and the upcoming Missing in Cumberland, and the suspense novel Shadow Life, written under the pen name Kris Sparks.  Annie’s short story “The Color of Guilt” appeared in The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016.

Find her at https://anniereed.wordpress.com/

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A hard-hitting tale from The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016 author Annie Reed.

Pickpocket Lenny Masterson lives by two rules: no working kids in packs, and never mess with anyone connected.

Good rules, especially for a small-time thief working a tough town like Las Vegas. But sometimes life throws a curveball so sweet, even a smart criminal like Lenny can’t help but swing for the fences.

See why award-winning author and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls Annie Reed “one of the best writers I’ve run across in years.”