Shane’s short stories have appeared in anthologies of the book and magazine variety. Here’s a list of where to find his prose the next time you’re scouring a used book store, garage sale, or recycling bin. Or you could just skip the challenge of the hunt and look online at Shane’s Amazon Author Page or his Goodreads Author Page where you’ll find links to both physical and eBook editions for sale.
The Binge-Watching Cure (To be published by Bill Adler, 2017)
“Ashes to Ashes” – A married pair of dapper necrophiles become obsessed with a mystery when a dead stranger wills them his mortal remains and leaves a trail of clues in order to manipulate them from beyond the grave.
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part VI: 2017 Annual (Published by MX Publishing, May 2017)
“The Adventure of the Cat’s Claws” – A mysterious mauling at Ronder’s Wild Beast Show suggests murder, but when Holmes is not officially engaged to discover the truth, Wiggins steps in uncover the tawdry affair behind “The Veiled Lodger” – one of the final stories from the original Conan Doyle canon.
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories (Published in Japan, March 2017)
The third printing of “The Song of the Mudlark” – this time in Japanese, but still for the benefit of the Stepping Stones school at Undershaw.
Holmes Away from Home, Adventures from the Great Hiatus – Volume Two: 1893-1894 (Published by Belanger Books, December 2016)
“The Adventure of the Melting Man” – With Sherlock Holmes’s return from his purported demise only hours away, Mycroft and Wiggins make final preparations for the grand revelation that will also see the arrest of Professor Moriarty’s deadliest agent.
Silent Screams: An Anthology of Socially Conscious Dark Fiction (Published by Serpent & Dove Speculative Fiction, October 2016)
“Raw” – A mob boss arrives in a gourmet restaurant late one night for a private dinner and demands the chef prepare a selection of exotic meats for him, all of them raw.
The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories (Published by Jaico Books, 2016)
The “other stories” includes a reprint of “The Song of the Mudlark” (listed below). This is the first volume of a series that splits up and reissues The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories for a whole new market. Only available for sale in the Indian sub-continent.
Taboo Special Issue (Published by Morpheus Tales, July 2016)
“One Last Time” – A frail housewife finds herself pinned under her hulking husband for days after he dies in the throes of passion.
Illuminati at My Door (Published by Black Books Publishing, May 2016)
“Bayonet Baby” – Wars aren’t started by shots fired or borders crossed. They’re started by carefully scripted pieces of propaganda. Originally scheduled to appear in the cancelled anthology, Weird War, in 2012, the story was expanded for inclusion here.
Bumps in the Road (Published by Black Bed Sheet Books, March 2016)
“The Last Seven Miles and Home” – Efforts to hide the evidence of a hit-and-run accident are complicated by the dead victim who comes along for the ride.
Betty Fedora Issue Two: Kickass Women in Crime Fiction (Published by Betty Fedora, December 2015)
“Heads Will Roll” – Ruby is a simple girl, with a simple plan: collect enough roadkill heads to earn her keep.
Playground of Lost Toys (Published by Exile Editions, December 2015)
“When the Trains Run on Time” – Two young brothers discover their model train set doesn’t just go in circles, it travels through time as well.
Flash Fiction Offensive (Published by Out of the Gutter Online, November 2015/February 2017)
“Black Ink” – Some tattoo designs are reserved for a very exclusive clientele.
“It’s All on You” – Getting a friend to help you move a body is a favour that always comes with strings attached.
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881 – 1889 (Published by MX Publishing, October 2015)
“The Song of the Mudlark” – Wiggins, head of The Baker Street Irregulars, brings Sherlock Holmes a mystery from the ignored and forgotten underbelly of Victorian London. This story appears in Part One of a three-volume set of new Holmes stories, the largest ever assembled. Royalties go towards the Undershaw Preservation Trust, restoring the house where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many of his most famous tales, and Stepping Stones, a school for children with learning difficulties that now owns the building.
Locked & Loaded – Both Barrels Vol. 3 (Published by One Eye Press, April 2015)
“Young Turks and Old Wives” – The watchdogs of the 82nd Street Cartel share tall tales and ghost stories about a legendary criminal who is more real than any of them suspect.
New Canadian Noir (Published by Exile Editions, March 2015)
“Choke the Chicken” – A young boy who fancies himself the master of all carnival games meets his match when he squares off against The World’s Smartest Chicken.
Shotgun Honey (Published by One Eye Press, 2014 – 2015)
“Table d’hôte” – An intermediary introduces his friend to a hitman known only as “The European” in order to discuss murder over dinner.
“The Spare” – A self-described thug delivers a message that won’t soon be forgotten.
“The View from Inside the Pocket” – Dirty politics aren’t just for the big-ticket names. Sometimes it’s the nobodies who need to get dragged down into the muck before they become somebody.
Black Chaos: Tales of the Zombie (Published by Big Pulp, June 2014)
“Carrion Luggage” – A reprint of the story that originally appeared in Island Dreams in 2003 (listed below).
“Bayonet Baby” – Originally set to appear in this cancelled anthology, the story was later expanded and placed in Illuminati at My Door (above). So why include a book that was never published in this list? Two words: awesome cover.
Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic (Published by Véhicule Press, April 2003)
“Carrion Luggage” – Security personnel at a busy airport stumble across a voodoo curse when human bones are discovered in a passenger’s luggage.
Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas (Published by Nuage Editions, December 1997)
“Misfire” – Air ace Roy Brown catches up with his destiny in post World War II London. Arrowdreams won a Prix Aurora Award in 1999.
Caliber Presents #24 (Published by Caliber Press, 1991)
“The Frame’s Edge” – A documentary filmmaker is commissioned to make propaganda about a new world leader he finds abhorrent.
Quark #1 (Published by Emru Townsend, 1989)
“Probe” – A hard-boiled detective meets his sexy new client who proves to be a woman of impossible dimensions.