“Pretty Rita” appears in the current issue of ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE, (Jan/Feb Issue) along with other cool mysteries by Alan Gratz, Steven Gore, K. J. Egan, Janet E. Irvin, Michelle Knowlden, Mitch Alderman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Gary Alexander, Stringfellow Forbes, John H. Dirckx and David Hagerty.
A little about “Pretty Rita” – Twenty-five days after Hurricane Katrina, as New Orleans struggles to survive, Katrina’s big sister, Hurricane Rita (Category 5 with the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic basin cyclone) strikes southwest Louisiana and eastern Texas with a terrible velocity of wind and tidal surge. NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau, born and raised in Vermilion Parish, is sent home to help. His job – check the recovered bodies for any indication of foul play. It doesn’t take him long to discover a murder victim. Someone he knew as a teen-ager.

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