“An esteemed editor of mystery anthologies…Peter Sellers’ rare short stories are always a treat.”
– Ellery Queen, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Every Peter Sellers yearn reveals a sharp ear for dialogue and a master’s touch at storytelling. The rest of us are outclasses.”
-Therese Greenwood, author of Kill As You Go.
“If you enjoy razor sharp writing and stories that cut to the bone, then you’ll already know the name Peter Sellers. If you don’t… well, that’s a crime.”
– J. Kent Messum, Author of Bait and Husk.
“A typical Sellers’ story there is usually one bad decision made, and on that hangs the plot—as well as the perpetrator.”
– Don Hutchison, acclaimed author of Great Pulp Heroes
In settings as diverse as a struggling advertising agency, a book store, and a large computer company, the protagonists in Kickback & Other Stories find duplicity, betrayal, and sudden violence. There are no heroes, and it’s often hard to tell who is the greater villain. Peter Sellers’ stories have appeared in every major mystery magazine including Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Shayne Mysteries and numerous crime anthologies. He received the Derrick Murdoch Award in 1992 and is a four-time finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story. He was the winner of the 2001 Ellery Queen Readers’ Award and Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story in 2020.