Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The SMFS at Malice Domestic 29 (April 28-30, 2017)

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area that celebrates the traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie, containing no explicit sex, excessive gore, or violence.

Malice Domestic 29 (April 28- 30) sees four SMFS members up for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Those member nominees are:

“The Best-Laid Plans” by Barb Goffman in Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (Wildside Press)

“The Mayor and the Midwife” by Edith Maxwell in Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016 (Down & Out Books)

“The Last Blue Glass” by B.K. Stevens in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

“Parallel Play” by Art Taylor in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (Wildside Press)

Additionally, member Pam De Voe's book, Trapped: A Mei-hua Adventure is a finalist in the Best Children/Young Adult category.

Member Jay Hartman, editor of our 2015 first SMFS-member anthology, Flash and Bang, has confirmed that bookseller Mystery Loves Company will have copies for sale at the convention. Members with stories in the anthology are strongly encouraged to go by and sign the sale copies as well as spread the word that the anthology is present for sale.

Member Terrie Farley Moran also has set up a get together during the convention for SMFS attendees and family/friends. The location this year is the Bar of the Daily Grill (a restaurant in the hotel) at 5:30 on Friday, April 28, 2017.

1 comment:

Art Taylor said...

Thanks for the shout-out here, Kevin! Looking forward to the whole weekend and to getting together on Friday at the Daily Grill--thanks to Terrie for heading that up!