SMFS Member Diana Deverell has a short story up today at Kings River Life Magazine. Her story is titled Texas Two-Step: A Basketball Mystery Short Story.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
A number of SMFS Members are published in the new anthology, Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies. They are:
Barb Goffman with “Till Murder Do Us Part.”
Eleanor Cawood Jones with “A Snowball’s Chance.”
Alan Orloff with “Bark Simpson and the Scent of Death.”
Josh Pachter with “The Supreme Art Of War.”
KM Rockwood with “Rasputin.”
Additionally, SMFS Member Barb Goffman was part of the editorial team. Published by Wildside Press, the book is currently available in print from Amazon.
Friday, March 30, 2018
SMFS Member Nupur Tustin has a short story online at Kings River Life Magazine. The Kantor’s Passion: Easter Mystery Short Story is a never before published tale blending history with mystery.
SMFS MEMBER John Lindermuth’s latest published book is titled, The Bartered Body. Published by Mill House Press, this is the third entry in his Sheriff Tilghman Series. Available in print and eBook at Amazon and elsewhere.
Why would thieves steal the body of a dead woman?
That’s the most challenging question yet to be faced by Sylvester Tilghman, the third of his family to serve as sheriff of Arahpot, Jordan County, Pennsylvania, in the waning days of the 19th century.
And it’s not just any body but that of Mrs. Arbuckle, Nathan Zimmerman’s late mother-in-law. Zimmerman is burgess of Arahpot and Tilghman’s boss, which puts more than a little pressure on the sheriff to solve the crime in a hurry.
Syl’s investigation is complicated by the arrival in town of a former flame who threatens his relationship with his sweetheart Lydia Longlow, clashes with his old enemy former burgess McLean Ruppenthal, a string of armed robberies and a record snowstorm that shuts down train traffic, cuts off telegraph service and freezes cattle in the field.
It will take all of Syl’s skills and the help of his deputy and friends to untangle the various threads and bring the criminals to justice.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
A number of SMFS Members are published in the new anthology, Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical. They are:
Michael Bracken with “Arroyo.”
Susan Daly with “Murder on the Northern Lights Express.”
Peter DiChellis with “The Belle Hope.”
Peter Hayes with “Ridgeline.”
William Burton McCormick with “The House in Glamaig’s Shadow.”
Cheryl Marceau with "Payback With Interest."
Cheryl Marceau with "Payback With Interest."
Edith Maxwell with “A Divination of Death.”
Alan Orloff with “Dying in Dokesville.”
Josh Pachter with “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Murder.”
Anita Page with “Isaac’s Daughters.”
Harriette Sackler with “The Breaker Boy.”
Shawn Reilly Simmons with “Death on the Beach.”
Verena Rose with “Death at the Congressional Cemetary.”
Sylvia Warsh with “The Cabin in the Woods.”
Additionally, SMFS Members Gigi Pandian and the late B. K. Stevens were part of the submission judging team on this project. SMFS Members Verena Rose and Shawn Reilly Simmons were part of the editorial team. Published by Wildside Press, the book is currently available in print form from the publisher and Amazon. The eBook will be released on April 24, 2018.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
SMFS MEMBER Jim Doherty, writing as Peter Basile, has a short story, “The Adventure of The Manhunting Marshal” appearing in the new Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Volume 11. He follows the short story with a short article, “Sherlock Holmes and the American West.” The book is available at Airship 27 as well as Amazon.
SMFS Member Brian Silverman’s short story, “Oil Down” appears in the Mystery Tribune: Winter 2018: Issue No. 4. The magazine is available at the publisher as well as Amazon and elsewhere in print and eBook formats.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
SleuthSayers: Dubious Writing Advice: by Michael Bracken My story “Montezuma’s Revenge” appears in Passport to Murder (Down & Out Books), the Bouchercon 2017 anthology e...
Little Big Crimes: The Submarine of Walker Lake, by Brendan DuBois: "The Submarine of Walker Lake," by Brendan DuBois, in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2018. Great title,...
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Little Big Crimes: Queen and Country, by Robert Mangeot: "Queen and Country," by Robert Mangeot, Mystery Weekly Magazine, March 2018. This is the third appearance by Robert Mangeot ...
Saturday, March 17, 2018
SleuthSayers: 25 Years in Shorts: by John M. Floyd No, this isn't a post about Jimmy Buffett. But I'll tell you this: the topics of my SleuthSayers columns com...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
SMFS Member Alan Orloff’s thriller novel, Pray For The Innocent, is out now from Kindle Press.
His short story, “And The Water Kept Rising” appears in The Night Of The Flood: A Novel In Stories anthology edited by Ed Aymar and SMFS Member Sarah Chen.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Little Big Crimes: High Explosive, by Martin Limon: "High Explosive," by Martin Limón, in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March-April 2018. This is Martin Limón'...
SMFS Member Peter DiChellis had two stories published recently. His You-Solve-It mini-mystery “Killer Workout” appears in Woman’s World Magazine (March 19 cover date; on sale March 12).
Additionally, Peter’s creepy crime story “The Lonely Gravedigger” is available to read online at Spelk Fiction.
Monday, March 12, 2018
SMFS Member Teel James Glenn’s short story, “The Occurrence of the Marching Marionette” appears in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine: Issue #24. Published by Wildside Press, it is available at their website as well as Amazon and elsewhere.
SMFS Member Josh Pachter’s short story, “E. Q. Griffen Earns His Name” appears in the just released anthology, The Misadventures of Ellery Queen. Josh is also a co-editor of the anthology and will be a panel member at Malice Domestic. Published by Wildside Press, the book is available in hardback and paperback forms as well as eBook.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Gail Farrelly’s short story, Bull Wanders into Irish Pub, Doesn’t Give It a Rave Review is now available to read online at the current issue of Kings River Life Magazine.
Friday, March 9, 2018
SleuthSayers: Just the instrument: by O'Neil De Noux 2:46 a.m., and I lift my fingers from the keyboard and look at what I've just written on the screen in front o...
Thursday, March 8, 2018
SleuthSayers: Write in Haste, Publish at Leisure: by Robert Lopresti There were so many killings that year I had to look up his name. It was Philando Castile. He was a Black man in...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
SMFS Member Nancy Clark’s short story, “The One Before Woodstock” is available to read online at the Eastern Iowa Review.
As reported in the recent blog posting, several SMFS members are published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: March/April 2018 issue. Those members are, G. M. Malliet, William Burton McCormick, and Josh Pachter. In further news, William Burton McCormick’s tale, “Cleopatran Cocktails” is now online and available to read.
As Mr. McCormick recently noted on the SMFS list …
“Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has put my short short (900 words) "Cleopatran Cocktails" on their website in its entirety to be read for free. They were kind enough to do this because of a small error in the March/April print edition and wanted to correct it. Great people over there at Dell magazines.
Would love to hear what people think of the story, good, bad and indifferent.”
SMFS Member Sarah M. Chen has two pieces of publishing news to share.
Her flash fiction story, “The Last Second Choice” is online at Shotgun Honey.
The anthology, The Night of the Flood, which she co-edited with E. A. Aymar is now out from Down & Out Books.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Nasty. Brutish. Short.: "Victory Garden" by G.M. Malliet: G.M. Malliet photo by Joe Henson Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine , March-April 2018, p. 69-72 The current issue of EQMM includes ...
Little Big Crimes: Night Walker, by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzbe...: "Night Walker," by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg, in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March-April 2018. This is...
SleuthSayers: The Left Hand of Leonard: by R.T. Lawton AHMM March/April 2018 cover Con schemes have been going on since the serpent in the Garden of Eden sweet-talked Eve in...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Several SMFS members are published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: March/April 2018 issue. Those members are:
G. M. Malliet with “Victory Garden.”
William Burton McCormick with “Cleopatran Cocktails.”
Josh Pachter with “A Young Man’s Game.”