Monday, December 9, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 82


As posted by SMFS list member Peter DiChellis:
This week’s blog cheers short mystery and crime fiction with links to a concoction of crime-infested reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes the entire past library of stories from crime ‘zine All Due Respect—58 of ‘em, free to read. (And ADR has now reopened for ‘zine submissions and suggests reading past stories as examples of what they want.)
Plus: How stuff works—Standard police interrogation technique, step-by-step.
A short walk down a dark street (#82). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter

SMFS Members Published in Crime Travel


Several SMFS members are published in the anthology, Crime Travel. Edited by SMFS member  Barb Goffman, the read was published today in honor of “Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day.”  The new anthology is available at the publisher, Wildside Press, and other vendors including Amazon. The SMFS members published in the anthology are:
                                           
Melissa H. Blaine with “Living on Borrowed Time.

James Blakey with “The Case of the Missing Physicist.”

Michael Bracken with “Love, or Something Like It.”

John Floyd with “Ignition.”

Barb Goffman with “Alex’s Choice.”

Heidi Hunter with “No Honor Among Thieves.”

Adam Meyer with “The Fourteenth Floor.”

Barbara Monajem with “The Last Page.”

Korina Moss with “On The Boardwalk.”

Art Taylor with “Hard Return.”

Cathy Wiley with “And Then There Were Paradoxes.” 



Synopsis:

CRIME TRAVEL features time-travel mysteries by a terrific lineup of authors. Included are:

James Blakey
Melissa H. Blaine
Michael Bracken
Anna Castle
Brendan DuBois
David Dean
John M. Floyd
Barb Goffman
Heidi Hunter
Eleanor Cawood Jones
Adam Meyer
Barbara Monajem
Korina Moss
Art Taylor
Cathy Wiley

Saturday, December 7, 2019

SleuthSayers: More Experiments by John M. Floyd

SleuthSayers: More Experiments: In last week's column I talked a bit about experimental writing, and gave as an example one of my recent stories, which was told in ...

SMFS Members Published in Heart’s Kiss: No. 18 December 2019 - January 2020


Two SMFS members are published in the recently released, Heart’s Kiss: No. 18 December 2019 - January 2020. Published by Heart’s Nest Press, the read is currently available from the publisher as well as in digital format at Amazon. Our two SMFS members with short stories in this issue are:

David H. Hendrickson with “The Girl in the Glitter.”

Tonya D. Price with “Christmas Love For Three.”

Both stories by these members are also currently available to read for free at the website along with some of the other content of the issue.


Amazon Synopsis:

A Magazine Celebrating Romance:

Love romance? Love discovering the best new writers with bite-sized stories? Or maybe you prefer to treat yourself by escaping into a sure-to-please favorite author’s world now and again, but don’t have the time to read a full-length novel. Heart’s Kiss magazine offers delicious variety and more.

Each issue has at least 60,000 plus words of fiction from names readers will recognize, to newly discovered writers, including interviews and articles talking about what romance readers love most—the books they love, why romance is important in today’s world, their love of the genre and what to enjoy next.

Heart’s Kiss is filled with a sweet-spicy-erotic mix of historical, contemporary, paranormal, suspense and futuristic romance stories that will be sure to make you yearn for more.

IN THIS ISSUE:
OPENING EDITORIAL by Lezli Robyn
HEART’S KISS INTERVIEWS ANNA J. STEWART by Lezli Robyn
ONE NIGHT IN LONDON (serialization) by Kayla Perrin
CHRISTMAS LOVE FOR THREE by Tonya D. Price
THE GIRL IN THE GLITER by D. H. Hendrickson
JOCKED BLOCKED by Alice Faris
DEVOTION (serialization) by Gracie Wilson
RECOMMENDED BOOKS by C.S. DeAvilla
CLOSING EDITORIAL by Lezli Robyn

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Joan Leotta


Each Saturday, we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old.  

For SMFS Short Story Saturdays today, list member Joan Leotta shares the October 2017  short story, “Fish Out of Water” archived at Lawyerist.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at groups.io, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at https://groups.io/g/shortmystery

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Denim and Diamonds aka Bouchercon 2019 by Sandra Murphy

Denim and Diamonds aka Bouchercon 2019: by Sandra Murphy On October 31 I flew to Dallas for the 50th anniversary of Bouchercon, the country’s largest mystery conference for readers, writers, editors, and publishers. Four days of panels, meet-ups in the halls and lobby, and late nights left me feeling exhausted but exhilarated. Each hour brought a wide selection of panels, often …