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Snow-Train-webIn December 1941 an enemy attack launched the United States of America into World War II when the Imperial Army of Japan surprised the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Americans had been watching the Europeans battle for two years already; hopes were high that the US could remain out. But on December 7 all that changed. Later that week Germany and Italy declared war against the US.

For Dorie Lennox, a private detective in Kansas City, like all Americans, the sudden and tragic entry into the war was traumatic. This short story takes place two weeks after Pearl Harbor, as the country adjusts, as Christmas comes round again, war or no war. It continues the stories from 1939 and 1940 in One O’clockJump and Sweet and Lowdown, where Dorie and her colleagues looked on as the world plunged into war. Now it’s here. Life for Dorie has changed, but she doesn’t know how yet. Read this 4000-word short story and catch up on KC’s favorite girl detective.

SNOW TRAIN is available from Amazon.


“Dorie Lennox is a humdinger of a private eye.” — Sue Grafton, bestselling author of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries

“Lise McClendon expertly probes the mystery of human desires with a character so real you will swear you are riding in the Packard next to her.” — Michael Connelly, bestselling author


Lise McClendon is the author of mysteries and thrillers, under her own name and as Rory Tate. Her short story, Snow Train, continues the adventures of Dorie Lennox from “One O’clock Jump” and “Sweet and Lowdown,” published by St. Martin’s Press. Her latest thriller (written as Rory Tate) is PLAN X, about a Montana cop whose search for the identity of a bomb victim brings her face to face with her own past.
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