J. Lea Koretsky

Paperback / $20.00 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58790-158-4 / 170 pages / 5.5” x 8.5”


Mystery / Fiction / Sort Stories


Snapshot, Collected Stories features eight stories previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine between 1986 and 1995 and four new works. A man breaks a sacred circle of a sing, an old man is haunted by goblins, a pilot returning home flies over trapped horses in a snowbank, an ex con wants his past exonerated, an amnesiac tries to learn who she is, an art critic confronts his own judgementalness, a mother finally deals with an overly possessive son, a desert vanquished man searches for a lost victim, a journalist sent into Indochina uncovers fraudulent currency, a woman who transports water in flood plains determines how a young vagabond met her death, a bounty hunter tracks an armored van theft, and a father relives the tragic death of his son — these stories of bravery and compassion strike to the endurance of the human spirit.


J. Lea Koretsky worked twenty-two years as a therapist and public investigator for brutalized and abused children. She resides in northern California on the delta. She is the author of six novels. Snapshot is her first collection of short stories.



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