Sunday, October 7, 2018

SMFS Members Published in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

A number of  SMFS members have had their previously published stories selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2018. Edited by Louise Penny and Otto Penzler, the book is available in print and digital formats from Amazon and other vendors. The SMFS list members included in the book are:

Michael Bracken with “Smoked.”

John Floyd with “Gun Work.”

David H. Hendrickson with “Death in the Sergenti.”

Paul D. Marks with “Windward.”

Alan Orloff with “Rule Number One.”

Brian Silverman with “Breadfruit.”

Additional SMFS list members listed in the “Other Distinguished Stories” section are:

Alison McMahan with “The Drive-by.”

Joseph S. Walker with “Awaiting The Hour.”

Sylvia M. Warsh with “The Ranchero’s Daughter.”

Amazon Synopsis:

#1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Louise Penny brings her “nerve and skill—as well as heart” (Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post) to selecting the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year.

Writing short stories takes “Skill. Discipline. Knowledge of the form while not being formulaic,” contends Louise Penny in her introduction. “In a short story there is nowhere to hide. Each must be original, fresh, inspired.” Originality is just what’s in store for readers of the twenty clever, creative selections in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018. There’s no hiding from a Nigerian confidence game, a drug made of dinosaur bones, a bombing at an oil company, a reluctant gunfighter in the Old West, and the many other scams, dangers, and thrills lurking in its suspenseful pages.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 includes T. C. Boyle, James Lee Burke, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Klavan, Martin Limón, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.

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