I love short stories. They give you the freedom to share something that can be entertaining in one sitting. Short stories, if written well, can be loved and revisited over and over. I’m excited to announce my latest one, The American Barber on Amazon.
It is a mystery, about a man named Barney Hyatt. Barbers have always been interesting, thanks in no small part to Howard McNear’s portrayal of Floyd on the Andy Griffith show. When it came time to write another detective story, I thought what better protagonist than a barber.
At the same time, I grew up with Sherlock Holmes, Hercules Poirot, Nero Wolfe, and Archie Goodwin. I had already published Coffee Happenstance, my other detective, and I wanted my own form of “cerebral detective”. You’ll meet him in this story too.
For the setting, we chose Washington D.C., because I felt that a unusual detective needed a unique location. Most of my stories take place in other places, so I had to do some research into the local neighborhoods of our capital. It was great fun learning something new about our country.
I’d love to tell you more, but then it is a short story. I hope you stop by Amazon and look up Barney’s shop. I think you’ll be intrigued by The American Barber.