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Noir at the Salad Bar

posted Jul 19, 2017, 12:30 PM by Elaine Togneri

New Release!
Noir at the Salad Bar
Culinary Tales with a Bite

Noir at the Salad Bar, Culinary Tales with a Bite, is now available in paperbackand in the Kindle store. This collection of thirty stories has something for everyone, especially those who enjoy a bit of food and drink with their murderous tales. Thanks once again to all of the contributing authors!

Noir at the Salad Bar, Culinary Tales with a Bite authors & stories:
  • “The Lobster Tank” by E.A. Aymar
  • “Smoked” by Michael Bracken
  • “Harvey House Homicide” by Joyce Ann Brown
  • “A Murder of Crows” by Mara Buck
  • “The Hearts of Men” by Karen Cantwell
  • “With Great Relish” by John R. Clark
  • “Buena Vista Sandwich Club” by Frank Collia
  • “Cole Slaughter” by Sheila Connolly
  • “Black Coffee in Bed” by Sharon Daynard
  • “Petunia at the Tip Top” by Jenny Drummey
  • “Consuming Passion” by Martin Edwards
  • “Sleeping Beauty” by Gerald Elias
  • “The Sandman” by John M Floyd
  • “Bases Looted” by Jason Half
  • “Candy” by Isobel Horsburgh
  • “Beef Stew” by E L Johnson
  • “The Curse of the Apertured Apiculturist” by Larry Lefkowitz
  • “A Murder in Montreux” by Michael Allan Mallory
  • “Deadly Dinner” by LD Masterson
  • “Antipastdead” by Lorraine Sharma Nelson
  • “Togas and Toques” by Alan Orloff
  • “Grab-N-Go” by A.B. Polomski
  • “Ragbones and the Case of the Christmas Goose” by Rima Perlstein Riedel
  • “Death at the Hands of Le Fée Verte” by Verena Rose
  • “Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody” by Barbara Ross
  • “Family Business” by Harriette Sackler
  • “Humble Pie” by Shawn Reilly Simmons
  • “Fed Up” by Louise Taylor
  • “Playing Games” by Elaine Togneri
  • “My Life in Killer Recipes” by Leslie Wheeler

Anthology II from Plan B Magazine

posted Oct 1, 2013, 2:10 PM by Elaine Togneri

My story "Shadows" in the latest Plan B Magazine Anthology II.

Get the second Plan B anthology for only $2.99 (USD) directly from Plan B:

epub | mobi | pdf

Or at the following ebook stores:

Barnes and Noble


Shadows in Plan B Magazine

posted Aug 23, 2013, 11:59 AM by Elaine Togneri

I sold my story "Shadows" to Plan B Magazine and it is available as the lead story for the next two weeks..  http://www.plan-b-magazine.com/

I wrote "Shadows" while pursuing my MA in English.  I took a PI Detective Fiction course where the graduate students had to do extra assignments to get credit.  The professor was kind enough to let us write short stories, incorporating the techniques learned in the class.

The detective in the story was inspired by a co-worker of mine, Michael Pearson.  He never let anything stop him in spite of all the challenges he faced.  This was written after his death, so he never got to read it.  I hope it is a fitting homage for a unique individual.



posted Nov 21, 2012, 2:25 PM by Elaine Togneri

My short romantic story "Christmas Lights" is one of the stories in SNOWBIRD CHRISTMAS VOLUME 1

While we can’t always be together for the holidays, we’re still together in our hearts.
That’s what SNOWBIRD CHRISTMAS is all about! We hope you enjoy our collection of
Christmas short stories and make some memories of your own!

From our house to yours—wherever it may be—we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year.

This perfectly sized book will make the perfect Christmas gift, too. Available from Amazon.com
in Kindle ($7.99) and print format ($8.99) or from Kobobooks.com ($7.99) for other e-formats.

Direct Link to My Amazon Page

posted Jun 20, 2012, 1:06 PM by Elaine Togneri

I am proud to announce I now have a direct link to my Amazon Page where you can find fiction and non-fiction books that contain my stories.  Please visit by clicking on this:

Sleuthfest Short Story Panel

posted Mar 12, 2012, 12:30 PM by Elaine Togneri

Had the pleasure of sharing the podium with some very talented writers at Sleuthfest.

Click here to read Terrie Moran's writeup.

On stands now! Woman's World with my story JOYRIDE

posted Jan 26, 2012, 2:24 PM by Elaine Togneri

Don't miss the opportunity to get your copy.  It will only be on stands for a week.

Sleuthfest Short Story Panel

posted Jan 15, 2012, 6:08 PM by Elaine Togneri

Look for me on the Short Story Panel at Sleuthfest 2012 in Orlando.  The panel is scheduled for Saturday March 3 at 11:00 a.m. unless there are any last minute changes.  Here's the preliminary information:

Claustrophobic or mind-expanding?
Dana Cameron, 
Elaine Togneri, 
Terrie Moran, 
Brendan DuBois, 
Smita Harish Jain
Mod: Becky Swop

Woman's World Preview

posted Dec 20, 2011, 1:58 PM by Elaine Togneri

I've sold another mini-mystery to Woman's World.  Look for me in issue #6 on sale Jan. 26, 2012.  What a great way to welcome in the new year.

In Stores Now

posted Nov 22, 2011, 4:53 PM by Elaine Togneri

Now Available Chicken Soup for the Soul - Food and Love 

Look for my story - "Soup's Good."

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