Out of all of my stories, the one with the longest legs has been “Home Sweet Home.” I first published it in Epoch. From there it was picked for Best American Mystery Stories. Then it appeared in my collection, Animal Crackers. Then it was included in an anthology called Fiction Gallery, put out by Gotham Writers Workshop. And now, it has crawled out of the mist once more, chosen by the good people at Newtonville Books, Jamie Clarke & Mary Cotton, to be included in Boston Noir 2, the latest collection of crime stories based on place, published by the amazing Akashic Books. Special thanks to Dennis Lehane for deeming me worthy to appear alongside Joyce Carol Oates and David Foster Wallace. And long live Pat & Clyde, forever murdered on pot roast night!