Book Cover Art: A Beast Without A Name: Crime Fiction Inspired By the Music of Steely Dan, edited by Brian ThorntonDuring one of her first solo body removal jobs as an apprentice mortician, Melisende Dulac discovers an old man’s sad end may not have been all that natural.

“Hey Nineteen” marks the first appearance of Melisende Dulac, and precedes the events of Crossroad by about eight months. The story appears in the anthology A Beast Without A Name: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan, edited by Brian Thornton (Down and Out Books, October 28, 2019).