I WRITE STUFF
Turner of Phrase. Crafter of Sandwiches. Citizen of The World.
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, The Oddville Press, and the Anthony-winning Murder Under The Oaks. His work has three times been named a Derringer finalist.
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.”
Notes from the Field
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 lived 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 reviewers
- Mass food fights
- Tennis camp gone very wrong
“High farce” — The Lancashire Evening Post
“Damn near in Wodehouse territory” — Little Big Crimes
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.