Turner of Phrase. Crafter of Sandwiches. Citizen of The World.

Robert Mangeot

My Fiction

The Latest

Look for my latest writing in the Sleuthsayers anthology Murder, Neat and in Mystery Magazine. As for writing about writing, check out my profiles in the May 2024 Killer Nashville Magazine and in the March 2024 Writer’s Digest. 

Notes from the Field

Saintes-Marie, France

So I’m in the South of France badlands and this cowboy tour guide is giving us a French-only tour of the bull ranch. I’m in a hay wagon parked mid-pasture with about thirty Germans, and they’re dying at whatever comedy routine he’s nailing. I’m getting about every fifth word. Some of that is I’m distracted by the horned mass coming up in numbers behind the cowboy guy. He can’t stop crushing his routine.

This is life lived, everybody.

These are moments that inspire me.

Some of My Story Plots

  • Art theft, but of course
  • Pecan truck jackings (it’s an actual thing)
  • River mussel smuggling (also a thing)
  • Cursed champagne critics
  • Magic sandwiches
  • Honky tonParty barges igniting family feuds

“High farce” — The Lancashire Evening Post

“Damn near in Wodehouse territory” — Little Big Crimes

About, Officially Speaking

Robert Mangeot’s fiction appears here and there, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Forge Literary Magazine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Mystery Weekly Magazine, MWA’s Ice Cold, On The Premises, The Oddville Press, and the Anthony-winning Murder Under The Oaks. His work has three times been named a Derringer finalist. He was honored to receive the 2023 Magnolia Award for service to the Southeast crime writing community.

When not writing, he blogs whether you like it or not and teaches the occasional workshop. He is a past chapter officer for both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

When not doing any of that, he can be found wandering the snack food aisles of America or France. Anywhere really.




“I will invent any sandwich a story demands.”

The Blogger in Me

I blog here a little. It’s a wide world of topics, from backgrounders on my fiction to stories about $35 club sandwiches on Venetian Isles to speculative scripts on Tic Tac Toe Championships.

I blog each month as part of the Sleuthsayers crime fiction group. Come check out some of the best short fiction writers in the genre today.