Joseph D'Agnese's work has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. This is his first appearance in Plots With Guns. His fiction work includes the novels Jersey Heat and The Mesmerist, and a book of short stories, Arm of Darkness. His early journalism work has appeared in Best American Science Writing (HarperCollins). Find him at and @JosephDAgnese.
J. David Gonzalez's work has appeared in Yeti Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, Jai-Alai Magazine, thickjam, the Cent Journal Series and elsewhere. He is currently at work on his first novel, a Cuban crime story set in pre-Mariel Miami. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Ben Morris is currently a PhD fiction candidate at the University of North Dakota. He has had work appear in Lake Effect, Rusty Truck, and Red Clay Review. He is co-fiction editor of Floodwall Magazine out of UND.

Arthur Piper is a professional journalist by trade. He's been a teacher, a door-to-door salesman, a washer of dishes, a DJ and a tax accountant - but you wouldn't want him doing your books. He's been writing fiction for a couple of years. He's mainly at work on a crime novel set in London but also enjoys shorter forms of fiction. He lives in Nottingham in the UK with his wife and three boys and is a member of the Nottingham Writers' Studio. "Dirty Work" is his first published work of fiction.


Tim L. Williams's stories have appeared in a variety of literary quarterlies, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Murdaland and in The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and 2012. He is a two-time nominee for the Shamus Award and the recipient of the 2012 Thriller Award for best short story from the ITW. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories set around the now defunct mining town of Paradise, Kentucky, while he gathers the will and intestinal fortitude to tackle the rewrite of a (too) long novel.