Grand Central Noir

GCNCoverI am very proud to have a short story included in the recently released e-book, Grand Central Noir, an anthology published by Metropolitan Crime. Author Terrence P. McCauley compiled the stories in honor of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial celebration. The proceeds benefit God’s Love We Deliver. It is available for Kindle and Kindle App on Amazon for $2.99.

The mission of God’s Love We Deliver, as explained on their website, is to “improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations. All of our services are provided free of charge without regard to income.”


The anthology has been mentioned on such blogs as The Rap Sheet by J. Kingston Pierce, in “Pierce’s Pickings,” a weekly alert for followers of crime, mystery, and thriller fiction; In Reference to Murder by BV Lawson, and Artists Without Walls. Derrick Ferguson (@DLFerguson1 on Twitter) has reviewed each story in Grand Central Noir at his blog, Blood and Ink.

The stories and authors in Grand Central Noir, in order of appearance:

Lost Property – by I.A. Watson
Train to Nowhere – by Charles Salzberg and Jessica Hall
Fat Lip’s Revenge – by Ron Fortier 
Fortune – by S.A. Solomon
Meet Me at the Clock – by R. Narvaez 
Terminal Sweep Stakes – by Amy Maurs
Without a Hitch – by R.J. Westerhoff
The Drop – by J. Walt Layne 
A Primal Force – by Kathleen A. Ryan
Off Track – by Matt Hilton 
Herschel’s Broom – by W. Silas Donohue
Timetable for Crime – by Marcelle Thiébaux
Mary Mulligan – by Jen Conley
Spice – by Seamus Scanlon
Grand Central: Terminal – by Terrence P. McCauley

Grand Central Noir has a Facebook page.

Several contributors participated in a reading at Shade Bar, 241 Sullivan Street, NYC last Sunday. I was attending the Public Safety Writers Conference in Las Vegas and couldn’t join my fellow contributors ~ but word on the street is that a fabulous time was had by all at Shade (the right place to be during a heat wave).

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11 thoughts on “Grand Central Noir

  1. What a fabulous collection of authors and for a terrific cause. Got mine! And maybe I’ll even get the chance to read it when I take the train down to GCT later today : )

  2. Downloading it now. Great cause and I am looking forward to great stories.

  3. Great anthology for a great cause. And Kathleen, your story is fabulous. I just loved it.

    Are there any plans to do a print version of the anthology?

    • Thanks so much, Gail! To my knowledge, GCN will be available on Kindle for 90 days, then in other e-reader formats thereafter. I’m unaware of plans for a print version, although I’d certainly love it! Should it become available in print, I’ll be spreading the word! Thanks again for your support and kind words, Gail :-)

  4. Fabulous, Kathy, your story is great, and you’re in good company in that anthology. Congratulations!

  5. Thanks, Lois, on all counts! I appreciate your support and for your kind words about A PRIMAL FORCE. I did a tremendous amount of research, but it was truly a labor of love. I couldn’t believe what went on in NYC in the early 20th century. I read that by April 1913, there had been 60 bombings in NYC. Wow.

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