One-Hit Wonders! Those ear-worm songs by what’s their name. In this anthology, a dozen of those unforgettable tunes have inspired twelve unforgettable stories, starting with Vinnie’s “96 Tears.”
Included in this anthology is Vinnie’s “Hemingway’s Ghost.” Facing a daunting oral exam, a graduate student conjures Hemingway in a graveyard to learn more about the author; instead she learns something about herself.
In “Killing Poe,” learn what really happened during the rainy wee hours of Oct. 3, 1849, before Edgar Allan Poe was found, dazed and delirious, near Ryan’s Tavern in Baltimore. “Killing Poe,” is included in Playing Authors, a gorgeous anthology–a work of art, actually.
Buy: Old Iron Press.
You’ll be completely surprised by the killer in Vinnie’s “Killer on the Loose.”
Twenty-three tales of grifters, con artists, and their marks, including Vinnie’s “Perfect Partner.”
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A great start to the 2023 year! Vinnie’s “Criminal Little Secrets,” appears in the January, 2023, issue of Mystery Magazine, which describes the story this way: South Dakota. 1966. When twelve-year-old Virginia is farmed out to work for the Schultzes for the summer, her nasty habit collides with Mr. Schultz’s secret.
Vinnie’s story “Room and Board” is included in this gorgeous anthology, The Dark Waves of Winter, alongside works by greats like Lawrence Block.
Gabba Gabba Hey is an anthology of fiction inspired by the music of the Ramones.
Writers from all over the world chose a Ramones song and wrote a story inspired by that song. From the hundreds of submissions, 24 stories were chosen, including Vinnie’s “I Want to Be Your Boyfriend.”
Buy: Fahrenheit Press
Read Vinnie’s story “Try Again” in this excellent magazine—no perfume ads or advice columns, just chock-a-block crime fiction.
Suzi, a pole dancer, loses her job. She’s been duped and manipulated, but will take a shot at reclaiming her dignity.
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Vinnie’s creative non-fiction piece “Geography Lessons” appears in this lovely quarterly. Four road trips build a route out of rural South Dakota—one a trip to see a dead body, one a rescue mission, one an elopement, and one an escape.
“Vinnie Hansen’s ‘Miscalculation’ provides a textbook example of how many twists can fit into the simple tale of a bank teller’s adventures with the Guitar Case Bandit.”
This anthology could just have easily have been titled “Murder Takes a Vacation,” for it presents sixteen tales of mystery, murder, and crime set in popular vacation destinations. Vinnie’s story “Critical Mass” takes place in the tourist destination of Santa Cruz.
Seventeen tales of the wild, weird, and wacky in Santa Cruz. Famous local mystery writer Laurie King makes a cameo appearance in Vinnie’s story “Critical Mass.”
Read Vinnie’s story “The Last Word” in this first-ever anthology from the NorCal Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Killer hooks and fishy characters will lure you into this fifth anthology from the Guppies Chapter of Sisters in Crime, featuring Vinnie’s story “Room and Board.” This volume nets you twenty-two crafty capers featuring slippery eels, wily sharks, and hard-boiled crabs. From ultra-modern computer crimes to old-fashioned confidence tricks, these tales are sure to satisfy your appetite for great short mystery fiction.
Fish or Cut Bait, the latest installment in the Guppy Anthology Series, presents a collection of mystery stories by rising stars of the mystery and suspense field. Tales of revenge and retribution… police detectives… cozy characters…hardboiled P.I.s… there’s something here for every fan of crime and detection, including Vinnie’s story “Novel Solution.”