Thursday, January 23, 2020

SMFS Members Published in Flash Bang Mysteries: Winter 2020

SMFS list members are published in the just released Flash Bang Mysteries: Winter 2020  issue. The members in this 18th issue are:

Herschel Cozine with “Generation Gap.” This tale is the Cover Story as well as the “Editor’s Choice” selection.

Robert Petyo with “Time’s Up.”

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 87

As posted by Peter DiChellis to our SMFS list,
With my Wordpress access back on track, this week’s blog keeps on rolling for short mystery and crime fiction with links to reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: A collection of previously uncollected stories by Patricia Highsmith (best known, of course, for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train).
Plus: The acquisitions editor at Pulp Literature (paying market, open for submission in all genres) gives quick tips on Developing Strong Characters, Forcing Impossible Choices in Act II, and Two Exercises for Sparking Original Ideas.
A short walk down a dark street (#87). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,

SMFS Members Published in Mystery Readers Journal Private Eyes II

Several SMFS members have published works in The Mystery Readers Journal: Private Eyes II (Volume 35, No. 4) now out from Mystery Readers International. The read is in print and pdf  formats on their website. The SMFS members in the issue are:

Jim Doherty with “Hard-Boiled Halley” as well as “The Private Dicks Decalaogue.”

Paul D. Marks with “Knights in Tarnished Armor.”

M. A. Monnin with “A 30 Minute Dose of Gumshoe.”

Andrew Welsh-Huggins with “Discovering A Columbus Private Eye.”

Website Synopsis: 

§  Mr. Daly, Mr. Hammett and a Paternity Test by Kevin Burton Smith
§  Solving Life Itself: Why We Still Love Robert B. Parker’s PIs by Jodi Compton
§  A 30-Minute Dose of Gumshoe by M.A. Monnin
§  Pushing the Private Eye Envelope by Jonathan Woods
§  San Francisco’s Finest—Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209 by Jack French
§  Hard-Boiled Halley by Jim Doherty
§  The Private Eye as Cold-Warrior: Hammer vs. the Hammer and Sickle by J. L. Abramo
§  Best Places to Buy Burner Phones by Rona Bell
§  Natalie McMasters: A PI for the New Millennium by Thomas A. Burns, Jr.
§  Private Eyes: Past and Present by Grant Bywaters
§  My PIs, Me by Reed Farrel Coleman
§  The Danger of Mixing Truth and Fiction by Robin Donovan
§  The Scariest Detective by Alison Gaylin
§  The Accidental Crime Novelist by Howard Michael Gould
§  Obsessed with Writing by Joe Ide
§  How Weird Is My Private Eye? by Susan Kuchinskas
§  Today or Yesterday’s Private Eye? by Jerry Kennealy
§  Why Go Down Those Mean Streets? by Dana King
§  Why I Love PI Novels by D.P. Lyle
§  Knights in Tarnished Armor by Paul D. Marks
§  TV PIs Aren’t Real—You Know That, Right? by Steve Pease
§  I’m Baaaack! A Return to My First Love by Robert J. Randisi
§  Magic Eye by Janet Roger
§  Discovering A Columbus Private Eye by Andrew Welsh-Huggins
§  iPrivateEye by John Shepphird
§  Mystery in Retrospect: Reviews by Lesa Holstine, John Dwaine McKenna, L.J. Roberts
§  The Private Dicks’ Decalogue by Jim Doherty
§  The Children’s Hour: Private Eyes by Gay Toltl Kinman
§  Real Private Eyes by Cathy Pickens
§  From the Editor’s Desk by Janet A. Rudolph

Saturday, January 18, 2020

SMFS Member Publishing News: Ang Pompano

SMFS list member Ang Pompano’s short story, “The Bucket List: A Mystery Short Story” appears online today at King’s River Life Magazine. It was originally published in 2015 in the anthology, New England Crime Stories: Red Dawn. You can read the story here.

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