"The Lower Wacker Hilton" in Cat Crimes (Donald I. Fine, 1991; Ivy Books paperback); also included in Chicago Blues (Bleak House, 2007).

[cover]"Stop Thief!" in Sisters in Crime 4 (Berkley, 1992); also included in The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, 2nd Edition (Carroll & Graf, 1993) and in Detective Duos (Muller and Pronzini, eds., Oxford, 1997).

"Freedom of the Press" in Danger in D.C. (Donald I. Fine, 1993); reprinted in Mystery Scene Magazine and in August is a Good Time for Killing (Mosiman and Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press, 1998).

"If You've Got the Money, Honey, I've Got the Crime" in Deadly Allies 2 (Doubleday, 1994).

"Soon to Be a Minor Motion Picture" in Partners in Crime (Signet, 1994). Agatha Nominee.

"I Vant to Be Alone" in Celebrity Vampires (New American Library, 1995).

"Shelved" in Malice Domestic V (Pocket, 1996).

"See No Evil" in First Cases, Volume 2 (Randisi, ed., Signet, 1997).

"Too Violent" in Great Writers & Kids Write Mystery Stories, with Brian D'Amato (Greenberg, Morgan and Weinberg, eds., Random House, 1996).

"Hard Feelings" in Crimes of the Heart (Hart, ed.; Berkley Prime Crime, 1995). Winner of the 1999 Love Is Murder Conference Readers Choice Award for Best Short Story.

"Dolley Madison and the Staff of Life" in The First Lady Murders (Pickard, ed.; Pocket, 1999).

"Of Course You Know that Chocolate Is a Vegetable" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Nov. 1998. Second place winner in EQMM reader's awards. Winner of the 1999 Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story. Also in Creme de la Crime (Carrol & Graf, 2000).

"Steak Tartare" in Death Dines at 8:30 (Prime Crime, 2002); also included in reprint edition of On My Honor (Five Star, 2004) and in Sisters on the Case: Celebrating Twenty Years of Sisters in Crime (Signet, 2007).

"The Conqueror Worm" in Crimes by Moonlight (Harris, ed.; Berkley, 2010).


© Barbara D'Amato. Photo of Barb by David Lasker.