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Power Lines

Life in suburbia unravels as decades of lies and secrets give way to the unbelievable truth.
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About Tom

Tom Milani's short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and in Black Cat Weekly. Tom is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Authors Guild,  and Sisters in Crime. For 10 years, he edited The Masik, the online journal of Qajaq USA. Tom has a BA and an MA from George Mason University, where he studied writing under Richard Bausch and Steve Goodwin. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, glass artist Alison Sigethy.

Short Fiction
Short Fiction
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Night of the Laundry Cart

“Night of the Laundry Cart” appears in Black Cat Weekly #78. The story draws some of its inspiration from Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes

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A Hard Night IN Hamburg

My story “A Hard Night in Hamburg,” noir with a dose of rock and roll, appears in Groovy Gumshoes, an anthology of PI fiction set in the 1960s, edited by Michael Bracken. The anthology is available from Down and Out Books here



“Lawyer Lips,” my story about a woman with a bike and an abusive boyfriend, was published in the BOULD (Bizarre, Outrageous, Unfettered, Limitless, Daring) anthology. It is available for purchase here,


My story “A Head Start” is about a drug deal gone bad and the hard decisions a couple face. It appears in Illicit Motions, edited and compiled by Eddie Generous and published by Unnerving Crime. The anthology is available here.

“Ballad of a Dead Man,” a short story about friendship and betrayal, appears online from Urban Pigs Press.

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Billy Wright’s first loves were Veronica Valdez and his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. Forty-five years after he thought he’d lost them both for good, he has a plan to win them back. All he needs to make it work is a whole lot of luck—and maybe a miracle. Barracuda Backfire is available April 1, 2024.



Life in suburbia unravels as decades of lies and secrets give way to the unbelievable truth.



It could have been a normal workday, but one simple decision means nothing can ever be normal again.

Reader Comments

Advance Reader Comments

Power Lines is a novel that has it all – a crime caper with dimensional characters; a story of two families entangled whether they want to be or not; and a mystery of the missing money. Fast-paced and well-written, it will draw you in and hold you until the flip ending.


Author of The Other Anna and Night Ride Home

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