Life is Short and then You Die

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Release Date: September 10, 2019
Pages: 320
ISBN13: 978-1250196392


Contributor's Note:

Long-time friend and fellow writer Barry Lancet and I contributed a story called, “A Different Hero’s Day,” to the Mystery Writers of America’s first-ever teen thriller anthology. Edited by Kelley Armstrong, the collection includes work by R.L. Stine and many other greats in the young reader space. Having never written in the YA genre it was an honor to be included with such great company, and a pleasant surprise to be singled out by Kirkus Reviews:

“A collection of 18 tales of murder witnessed, committed, and experienced, from an array of YA and adult authors . . . . Standouts from adult authors include the heartwarming ‘A Different Hero’s Day,’ by Anthony Franze (The Outsider, 2017, etc.), and Barry Lancet (The Spy Across the Table, 2017, etc.), in which ADHD is the critical characteristic that allows the protagonist to save the day when another team is targeted.”
—Kirkus Reviews


“Ample entertainment for young murder-mystery aficionados.”
―Publishers Weekly

“An appropriate read for a wide YA audience . . . a great collection for mystery lovers of all stripes.”

“A broad look at the genre . . . Engaging . . . . Well written and interesting.”
―School Library Journal