Monday, June 1, 2020

SMFS Member Publishing News: Paul D. Marks

Today is publication day for SMFS list member Paul D. Marks new book, The Blues Don’t Care. The first in the Bobby Saxon Series is available from the publisher, Amazon, and elsewhere in both print and eBook formats.


Bobby Saxon lives in a world that isn’t quite ready for him. He’s the only white musician in an otherwise all-black swing band at the famous Club Alabam in Los Angeles during World War II—and that isn’t the only unique thing about him...

And if that isn’t enough to deal with, in order to get a permanent gig with the band, Bobby must first solve a murder that one of the band members is falsely accused of in that racially prejudiced society.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Little Big Crimes Review: Honor Guard by Tom Barlow

Little Big Crimes: Honor Guard, by Tom Barlow: "Honor Guard," by Tom Barlow, in Columbus Noir,  edited by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Akashic Press, 2020. The publisher sent me an...

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 106

As posted by Peter DiChellis to our list…
This week’s blog applauds short mystery and crime fiction with links to a trouble-making troupe of reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: About a gazillion free reads from the short story archives of the Crime Readers’ Association, all written by members of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (which sponsors the CWA Dagger Awards).
Plus—Tricks of the Trade: Two essays for mystery writers on hiding clues. With two more from previous Short Walk posts.
And five reviews (count ‘em) by Short Mystery Fiction Society Prez Kevin Tipple.
A short walk down a dark street (#106). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,

SleuthSayers: How It All Came Together by R.T. Lawton

SleuthSayers: How It All Came Together: At the time, I had eleven short stories in my Holiday Burglars series. That's my humor series, at least as far as I'm concerned. Al...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SMFS Member Publishing News: Christine Poulson

SMFS list member Christine Poulson’s short story, “Cold for May” appears online at the Crime Reader’s Association, a sister organization to the UK Crime Writers Association. The short story is free to read here.