In this short story collection, Warren Bull takes his readers across the American landscape with stories of justice and injustice, truth and speculation, and humor and noir.
The Manhattan in the title sometimes refers to the suave part of New York and sometimes to its prairie twin in Kansas.
The stories are equally diverse. Bull writes tales of children outwitting their elders in the name of what's right in turbulent Bleeding Kansas; of card sharks, clever dames and tough guys out on the town in the flush days of post-World War II; of an anguished husband and another furious father thwarted while seeking revenge; and a crime writer who really can't handle rejection.
A blend of history, language, pathos and fine wit.
Warren Bull has won a number of awards including Best Short Story of 2006 from the Missouri Writers Guild and top favorite story as voted by readers of Strange Mysteries, Whortleberry Press, 2009. He has more than thirty short stories in publication.
He is also author or Murder Manhattan Style, Ninth Month Publishing Co., 2010
Look for his novels Abraham Lincoln for the Defense, Death in the Moonlight and Heartland on Amazon.com’s Kindle. Visit his website at and his blog at
Before his retirement Warren was a clinical psychology for more than twenty-five years, in North Carolina, California and Missouri. He comes from a functional family and is a fierce competitor at trivia games.