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From the Plan B Volume 1 Mystery and Crime Anthology

A down-on-his-luck New England lobsterman and his son luck into a sack of cash brought up from the bottom of the harbor, confront the men sent to collect it, and then must face the man behind the money.

THE WAY TO A MAN’S HEART (from the anthology Plan B Volume 1) is available from Amazon, Smashwords and Plan B Magazine.


I loved this story from the first sentence. Maybe it was the nautical talk, maybe it was the atmosphere, maybe it’s because you could just tell that things were not going to go well. Deliciously not well.

Darusha Wehm, Editor


Gary Cahill is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America New York and International Thriller Writers.

His first published fiction, the noir short story That Kind of Guy, was a celebratory Black Mask and Department of First Stories selection in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and was later online with and in a “best of” print anthology from Pulp Empire. A sequel of sorts, Corner of River and Rain, appeared online at Short Story Me Genre Fiction, as well as in a Kindle and print “best of” anthology. The Damnedest Things appeared in The First Line Literary Journal Fall 2012, and is currently found in audio form, read by the author, on their website.

He worked for nearly twenty five years in (and still plays in what’s left of) New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, and is now a staffer across the river at the Weehawken NJ Public Library. He eats well, badly, often, and often too often. Indeed, that can be so. (Some inspiring words to live by come from the late food writer, photographer, and restauranteur Michael McLaughlin, to wit; “Too much of a good thing is a better thing.”)