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Gary Clifton

Bewildering Stories biography

I’m a native of the Kansas City area and forty years a cop, including 25 years as a Special Agent, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Treasury Department. During the last fifteen years with ATF, I was assigned to the bomb and arson squad, Dallas, but often traveled to fire and bomb related crime across the country.

After retiring from ATF, I worked by contract with an initials-only agency which provided a whole new experience. During that period, I also became a licensed private investigator, specializing in fire and explosive claims for insurance companies throughout the U.S.

For several years, I have been an Associate Editor and Member of the Review Board of Bewildering Stories magazine. BwS has published over seventy short fiction pieces and a novel, The Dead Bin. In addition, I have published over fifty short fiction pieces with various additional venues, including Spinetingler, Broadkill Review, Yellow Mama, The Boston Literary Review, and Shotgun Honey. In 1988, Paperjacks of New York published my novel in national paperback, Burn Sugar Burn.

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Copyright © 2012, 2021 by Gary Clifton

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Bewildering Stories interviews Gary Clifton

BwS bibliography
flash fiction longer prose
646  The Casa Loma Players
648  Mission Concluded
651  What Comes Around
654  Captain Willie Whizboom
656  Temptation’s Limit
662  In the Absence of Caution
665  Savage Sands
668  Misfire
671  Blind Corners
682  Madman at the Gate
688  A Mother’s Blessing
710  Bear Facts
716  Home Free
720  Happy Jack
741  Just Another Mark
755  Twilight of the Iceman
767  Freedom at Last
774  A Lion in Summer
777  The Olaf Conundrum
813  When We Needed You
824   The Way to Sanctuary Town
827   Wayward Dogs
830   Calvin's Computer
844   Homecoming Blues
847   Clean Sweep
850   False Start
852   Priority One
854   Forever Allison
860   Tricycle, Tricycle
862   Not Quite Twenty
871   Karma Bites Back
878   Staged Play
880   Total Kill
503  Infinity’s Conclusion
567  The Never Index
571  Murder at Dead Woman Pass
588  Perception of Frailty
595  Firing Back
598  The Keeper of the San Lo Gate
614  Monster Divine
620  Circles in the Sand
625  At Heaven’s Threshold
628  Officer Rosie
638  On Frailty’s Honor
640  Trash and Deathburgers
642  Officer Rosie and the Mindburner
644  Horizon’s Shadow
647  Champion of the Batonians
658  Murder Out of Hand
663  Another New Guy
675  Double Take
677  Buchanan and Tonya
679  Murder Me Tenderly
686  Lunch With a Killer
687  Odd Man In
690  Dead Ends
692  The Del Rio Crossing
694  Where Nowhere Begins
697  Stiff Katies
699  Time In
703  Alien Medical Captives
706  Hill Country Showdown
708  Due North From Uvalde
715  New Guns in the Valley
721  Dance Hall Bounty Hunters
722  Seeking Romance in Paradise
723  Border Jumpers
725  The Dead Bin
739  Measure Twice, Cut Once
744  Gorillo Lightfeather, Nose Guard
746  Take Honor Against a Sea of Troubles
750  Playing the Fool
757  Killer Clan
761  As Eternity Whispers
764  Bait and Switch
769  Who Murdered Tulsa Rose?
780  Five Points Justice
785  Family Sand
789  Ambush at Hang Tree Gulch
795  The Dragon Slayer’s Helper
809  Small Matters
811  Harbor City Blues
836   Hold That Hot Phone
839   Little Tina's Ear
842   The Last Word
858   Lost Souls [memoir]
864   The Vortex
867   Under the San Luis Bridge
876   Ground Rules [memoir]

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