Lawyer-laden police proceduralFeb, 2019






Intelligent thriller—Feb, 2020


Non-crime (really!) flash fiction—Oct, 2020



Suspenseful flash—Oct, 2020


Crime flash fiction—March, 2022




Dark flash—June, 2022


Local crime flash fiction—Dec, 2022




Lieutenant Ted Carson breaks every rule partnering with law professor Jennifer Bolton to catch the mastermind who terrorized her family.

Professor Bolton and her engineer husband, Phil, are the targets of a terrifying home invasion. She is forced to cooperate with her captors, unaware of their murderous agenda. Days later, Righteous (“a refined villain reminiscent of Die Hard’s Hans Gruber” — Kirkus Reviews) takes control of Essex State Prison, for a self-proclaimed “greater good.” Newark’s Lt. Carson not only gets bested by the meticulous ringleader at the scene, but also finds he’s been targeted himself, and becomes ensnared in a web of lies. Shocked by the growing body count and connections to the Boltons’ kidnapping, Carson seems to lose ground with every new development. Righteous has even baffled the medical examiner and Forensics.

The killer’s only misstep was provoking Jennifer Bolton, stirring her desire for vengeance. Her keen intellect and compelling insights steer Carson toward the most unlikely of suspects—and into a world she knows too well, a world only she can help him navigate. Carson’s only choice is to risk everything to partner with her. As the rogue duo get closer to uncovering Righteous’s identity, the danger to Bolton intensifies; as Carson grows more attracted to her, the weight of his lies takes a greater toll. Every line he’s never crossed before starts to blur. Will his transgressions be worth it? Or will Righteous always stay one step ahead?

The survivors of Righteous Judgment match wits in this thrilling sequel. Whose justice will prevail?

Graysol’s second pursuit through the justice system, where innocence is a matter of perspective, demons can be saviors, and heroes can be demons.


Three friends in a hospital room try to find humor in their shared experiences as trans men.

Flash fiction published online by Reflex Press (UK): Here


Protagonist’s drunkard husband’s workshop is on fire.

Flash fiction published online by Every Day Fiction: Here


Double-crosser pleads with executioner.

Flash fiction published online by Mystery Tribune: Here



Worried mother, bullied son, cops.

Flash fiction published on Yellow Mama Webzine: Here



Mismatched partners-in-crime.

Flash fiction published on Yellow Mama Webzine: Here



From Jacob:

Although Jen and the other lawyers in my novels are fictional characters, my six years toiling at New York law firms no doubt informed my backdrop to their world.

I couldn’t have written Gender Screened without support from someone special to me.