Sunday, April 21, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 49

As posted by list member Peter DiChellis…

This week’s blog serves up the hot stuff with links to reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: the new issue of The Strand Magazine has hit the street with an exclusive Walter Mosley short. Plus: all the latest free flash fiction from Mystery Tribune.
And for those who missed Short walk #2 (way back in May): AHMM editor Linda Landrigan mulls twists, turns, and two essential elements for short mysteries.
A short walk down a dark street (#49): celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter


SMFS Members Published In Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: May/June 2019


Several SMFS members are published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: May/June 2019 issue. The magazine is available at the publisher website, Amazon, and other vendors. The published SMFS members in this issue are:

Martin Edwards with “The Girl on the Bandwagon.

William Burton McCormick with “Murder With a Flick of the Wrist.”

Carlos Orsi with “Hatred In The House of Prayer.”

Josh Pachter with “A Study in Scarlett!!” (First of a five part series.)

Mark Stevens with “A Bitter Thing.”

Art Taylor with “Better Days.”

Dave Zeltserman  with “Brother’s Keeper” in the “Black Mask” section.


Table of Contents as published on the Website:
May/June 2019
FICTION

Hurricane Jonah BY T.J. MACGREGOR
The Duelist BY DAVID DEAN
A Bitter Thing BY MARK STEVENS
The Girl on the Bandwagon BY MARTIN EDWARDS
A Study in Scarlett! BY JOSH PACHTER
The First Day of the School Holidays BY PAT BLACK
The Shrew BY BILL PRONZINI
The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace BY CHAD BAKER
Hatred in the House of Prayer BY CARLOS ORSI
My Companion BY JANICE LAW
Better Days BY ART TAYLOR
Murder With a Flick of the Wrist BY WILLIAM BURTON MCCORMICK
From Deep Within the Earth, She Smiled BY ANNA SCOTTI
From Hell BY ADRIAN MCKINTY
The Workout BY BRENDAN DUBOIS
The Darling BY SHEILA KOHLER
Boys Will Be Boys BY MARILYN TODD
BLACK MASK
Brother’s Keeper BY DAVE ZELTSERMAN
DEPARTMENT OF FIRST STORIES
A Question of Rabbits BY J.L. ORCHARD
POETRY
Dear Interrogator BY JAMES SALLIS
PASSPORT TO CRIME
The Queen and the Concubine BY JYOTIRMOYEE DEVI SEN
SPECIAL FEATURE
2018 EQMM Readers Award
REVIEWS
Blog Bytes BY KRISTOPHER ZGORSKI
The Jury Box BY STEVE STEINBOCK
Stranger Than Fiction BY DEAN JOBB: PREVIEW

Saturday, April 20, 2019

SleuthSayers: Please Consider the Attached Story . . . by John M. Floyd

SleuthSayers: Please Consider the Attached Story . . .: by John M. Floyd A lot has changed, in the 25 years I've been submitting short fiction for publcation. The best thing, I suppose...

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Dara Carr


Back in May SMFS celebrated, as we do each year, International Short Story Month. The celebration led to the creation of the weekly short story segment SMFS Short Story Saturdays. 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 and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.


For SMFS Short Story Saturdays today, list member Dara Carr shares the short story, “When I’m Famous” archived at her website.  The story originally appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: June 2014.  



If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, 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 Yahoo Groups.




Friday, April 19, 2019

SMFS Members Published In Switchblade: Issue Nine


Two SMFS members have short stories in the just published Switchblade: Issue Nine. Currently, the full color issue is only available in eBook format at Amazon. The two SMFS members in this issue are:


Jack Bates with “Lucky Fuck.”

Paul D. Marks with “House of the Rising Sun.”

Amazon Synopsis:
Switchblade number Nine is all about gaslighting, the outfit, racketeering, prostitution, and the priesthood. Issue nine takes a stab at insanity, revenge, and new beginnings. Unlike the bulky heavyweight issues of the past, this issue is lean and mean, like Tommy Hearns. Featuring Paul D. Marks, Glenn A. Bruce, John Kojak, J. Rohr, Willie Smith, Richard Risemberg, A.F. Knott, Stefen Styrsky, Fred Rock, Mark Slade, and Jack Bates. And just like The Motor City Cobra, this issue packs a punch, leaving you with legs of jelly, grasping for consciousness.

SMFS Member Publication News: Dave H. Hendrickson


SMFS member Dave H. Hendrickson’s short story collection, Death in the Serengeti and Other Stories: Ten Tales of Crime has been released. Published by Pentucket Publishing, the read is available in both print and eBook formats at Amazon and other vendors.


Amazon Synopsis:

From the mean streets of “Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin” to the sleepy suburbs…


From the grime of the Boston subways to a tavern in the afterlife…

From sandy ancient Israel to the plains of the Serengeti…

Award-winning master of mystery and suspense David H. Hendrickson finds crime and punishment wherever he looks… and these ten thrilling tales prove it.

Criminal Minds: The Road to Writing Riches – HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa! by Paul D. Marks

Criminal Minds: The Road to Writing Riches – HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!: How often do you step back and take stock of where you are in your writing life and where you want to go? Is this a New Year’s only thing, o...