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Fiction

“The Measured Chest”

Publication: April, 2017 in Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical

At the beginning of the 19th Century, a ship of the fledgling United States Navy provides the setting for this murder mystery. The ship’s carpenter, a man who lives between the ranks, is called upon to use his detailed knowledge of the vessel as well as life experience to solve the murder before the ship makes port.

In this wide ranging historical collection, I am honored to find my story included along with such great contributors as: Martin Edwards, Victoria Thompson, Charles Todd and Elaine Viets among others.

Available at Wild Side Press

“A Meter of Murder”

Available at Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

The Black Orchid Award winning novella finds John Milton, the blind 17th Century poet, taking time out from the composition of Paradise Lost to lead a murder investigation. Ably assisted by his friend, fellow poet and Member of Parliament, Andrew Marvell, the pair are challenged to solve the murder of a another Member of Parliament. Written in the style of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series, the novella pairs the observational abilities of Andrew Marvell with the cerebral powers of John Milton.

“Thielman clearly knows his Restoration London and his Rex Stout. I enjoyed this novella a lot.” –Robert Lopresti