R.T. Lawton is retired federal law enforcement with 25 years of undercover work. He served on the national Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America and has over 140 short stories in publications, to include 5 series in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. He also has stories in the Die Behind the Wheel (2019 Steely Dan) anthology, Mystery Writers of America 2013 anthology (The Mystery Box), 2016 Bouchercon anthology (Blood on the Bayou), Easyriders Magazine, Outlaw Biker Magazine, the Who Died in Here? anthology, the West Coast Crime Wave e-anthology, with 10 mini-mysteries in Woman's World Magazine, in addition to stories in various other publications. He also has six e-books for Kindle and other e-readers, plus six KDP Paperbacks on Amazon.
In April 2019, Linda Landrigan bought "A Helping Hand," 8th in my 1660 Paris Underworld series, for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Then in May, she bought "The Road to Hana," a standalone detective story set on the island of Maui. In November, she bought "Gnawing at the Cat's Tail," 7th in the Tales from the Golden Triangle series set in South East Asia.
In November, Mystery Weekly took "The Job Interview" and published it in December's issue.
"The Horse" in my Armenian series has the Little Nogai Boy recognizing a horse in the Cossack herd as belonging to the uncle who raised the boy after he became an orphan. Tamur dyes the horse and tries to return it to his uncle in the Nogai Horde. The Cossack who originally stole the horse has other plans.
"Vet's Day" is the 11th in my Holiday Burglars series. In order to repay a favor to his old Army sergeant, Beumont agrees to get the Sarge's dog out of a veterinarian clinic. Unfortunately, he doesn't have enough money to pay the bill, so he enlists Yarnell's assistance to burglarize the clinic and steal the dog. Beaumont has planned for the clinic's alarm system and locked doors, but there is one thing he didn't plan for.
"The Chinese Box," 5th in the Shan Army series, has the two half brothers vying to become the sole heir to their warlord father's opium empire in the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia. For this year's trek south to the dragon powder factories hidden in the jungles of northern Thailand, each brother has been given half of the opium harvest for separate mule convoys. Their father has also given each of them a Chinese Puzzle Box with something hidden inside.