Mysteries… and other stories

BJ Condike

Murder is Personal

Some of my more recent stories appear in these anthologies…

More Words from the End of the Road
Malice in Dallas

BJ Condike has won several short story contests, including twice placing in the top 1% of Writers Digest’s Short-Short Story Contest. While he loves the challenge of packing a complete story into a few pages, his goal is to traditionally publish Murder is Personal, his first full-length mystery novel. A variety of his stories appear in several anthologies published by Granbury Writers’ Bloc, Sisters in Crime (North Dallas Chapter), and the Key West Writer’s Guild.


“Just get on with it, Tony!” the detective said. “Tell me what happened at the restaurant tonight.”

“Okay, okay. But it started long before …

The King is Dead

The man known as the Elephant, if man he was, crept through the old city. Thick clouds obscured the planet’s two moons, …

Claim for Damages

My phone rang and I answered, “Hello, this is Jack.”

“Hello, Mr. Thompson. This is Angela Meriwether at Apex Insurance. I want …



“Nice one, Curt!”

Curtis grinned broadly, holding up a three-pound lake trout. The 14-year-old redhead possessed a sixth sense for catching fish. …

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