Saturday, August 17, 2019

SMFS Short Stories Saturday: John Weagly


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 John Weagly shares the 2015 published short story, “Trash Pick Up” archived at Near to the Knuckle.

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.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 65


As posted by Peter DiChellis to our list…
Wanna little fun? This week’s blog stirs it up, with links to a wicked mix of reviews, releases, a big-time free read, and more.
Includes: a free Jack Reacher story from Lee Child.
Plus: short story writing tips from Kurt Vonnegut.
A short walk down a dark street (#65). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter

SMFS Member Award News: Chelle Martin


SMFS list member Chelle Martin has informed the list that she won second place in the 2019 WPA Golden Donut Short Story Contest where each story must be exactly 200 words. Her story, “The Fallout” as well as the other winning stories can be found here.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

SMFS Short Stories Saturday: Lisa de Nikolits


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 Lisa de Nikolits shares two short stories from 2014. “Henry And Hannah” and “The Love Triangle” are both archived at Maudlin House.

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.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Judy Penz Sheluk: When Things Go South When You’re North: The End of Barking Rain Press

Judy Penz Sheluk: When Things Go South When You’re North: The End of Barking Rain Press

SMFS Member Publishing News: Debra Goldstein


SMFS list member Debra Goldstein sends word that her book, Should Have Played Poker, originally published in April 2019, was released on August 6, 2019, in a mass market paperback edition from Harlequin Worldwide Mystery.

HWM Synopsis:

A Fatal Discard

Carrie Martin hasn’t seen her mother in twenty-six years—not since her mom abandoned the family and disappeared. Then she walks into Carrie’s law office, gives Carrie a sealed envelope and makes a shocking confession. Before opening the envelope, Carrie heads to the Sunshine Village retirement home to ask her father about her past. But when she arrives, she finds her mother murdered and another resident—the woman who helped raise her—seriously injured.

Instructed to leave the sleuthing to the police, Carrie continues pursuing why someone would target the two most important women in her life, which quickly puts her at odds with her former lover—the detective assigned to her mother’s case. As Carrie and her cosleuths, the Sunshine Village Mah jongg players, attempt to unravel the secrets of Wahoo, Alabama, their efforts put Carrie in danger and show her that truth and integrity aren’t always what she was taught to believe.

Victoria Weisfeld: Deadly Ink: “Everybody Wins”

Victoria Weisfeld: Deadly Ink: “Everybody Wins”

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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SMFS Member Publishing News: Anna Scotti


SMFS list member Anna Scotti’s poem, “Where Babies Really Come From” appears in the August 5 and August 12, 2019 issue of The New Yorker. You can listen to it as well as read it online here.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 64


As posted by Peter DiChellis to our SMFS list…

Dying for action? This week’s blog packs a punch, with links to a concoction of crime-infested reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: Two reviews of The Best of Manhunt, a new anthology of stories from the pulp magazine of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Plus: The acquisitions editor at Pulp Literature riffs about reading submissions, identifying story structure problems, and developing strong characters.
A short walk down a dark street (#64). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Earl Staggs


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 Earl Staggs shares the Andrew Welsh-Huggins shares the 2006 published short story, “The Waitress” archived at his site.

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, August 2, 2019

SMFS Members Published in Paul Bishop Presents... Criminal Tendencies: Ten More Tales of Murder & Mayhem


Two SMFS list members are published in Paul Bishop Presents... Criminal Tendencies: Ten More Tales of Murder & Mayhem. Published by Wolfpack Publishing, the read is available in print and digital formats from Amazon and other vendors. The members in this book are:

Eric Beetner with “A Mouth Full Of Blood.”

Richard Prosch with “No Exit.”



Synopsis:

Criminal tendencies lie dormant within the labyrinth of all our psyches. Most of us keep them firmly repressed. But what about those individuals who choose to follow their darker impulses?
Bestselling author and crime fiction expert Paul Bishop has again brought together top crime fiction writers and rising stars to share ten devious tales about criminal tendencies too powerful to ignore.
If the dark side of life is your beat, or if your own criminal tendencies are barely restrained, read on...
Stories by Paul Bishop, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, Richard Prosch, Brian Drake, Mark Allen, Mike Faricy, Michael A. Baron, Jack Badelaire, Ben Boulden, and Eric Beetner...

SMFS Member Publishing News: Andrew Welsh-Huggins


SMFS list member Andrew Welsh-Huggins’s short story, “You Can’t Go Alone” appears in  Mystery Weekly Magazine: August  2019. The read is available from the publisher in both print and digital formats as well as Amazon and other vendors. The SMFS members in this issue are:

Synopsis:

At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Weekly Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers. 
The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
In our cover story, “Stranger In Paradise” by James Nolan, a naïve tourist in the French Quarter, seeking to broaden her horizons, drops by to meet a friend-of-a-friend, an antique dealer in cemetery artifacts. Hours later, as she regains consciousness naked and bound in his bed, she realizes she stumbled into a woeful misadventure.
In “You Can't Go Alone” by Andrew Welsh-Huggins a homicide detective sets out to avenge the death of his drug addict son, but must reconsider his quest when he receives a warning along the way.
It’s 1939 Manhattan. Weegee, the city’s most infamous crime photographer, needs a gimmick to excite readers bored by yet another photo of a bullet-riddled gangster. What he comes up with is sheer genius—but the results are not what he expects in Bruce W. Most’s “The Dead Man In The Pearl Gray Hat.”
“Three Hogg’s Tales And One Hairy Ending” by Jeff Dosser is a modern-crime retelling of The Three Little Pigs. How far will a brother go to protect his siblings?
In “The Mayfly” by David Bart a dying Morgan Ayers has one last chance to protect his family. He utilizes a wheelchair, some WD-40 and a socket wrench.
A timely piece: an El Chapo lookalike finds himself on the wrong side of the law in T.L. Huchu’s “El Chappie: The World's Second Greatest Criminal”. But, what did he do that was so unlawful?
In “Jumpers For Jesus” by Emily Devenport a go-getter reporter goes after a go-getter religious zealot. Who is a better shepherd to the faithful—a charlatan or a daredevil? 

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SMFS Member Publishing News: Michael Bracken


SMFS list member Michael Bracken’s novella, Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Saur, was released yesterday by Down & Out Books. This is the second installment of the six book series, Guns + Tacos, created and edited by SMFS list member Michael Bracken and Trey R. Barker. It follows the first book, Tacos de Cazuela con Smith and Wesson by Gary Phillips. At this time, the read is available in eBook format only from the publisher, Amazon, and other vendors.  
The entire series, with bonus content, can be ordered direct from the publisher.

Synopsis:

Joseph “Joey D” Garrett owes everything to his Aunt Sylvia, including a stint in the Stateville Correctional Center. When he’s released, Joey returns to the only life he knows, and he soon becomes an instrumental part of his aunt’s plan to rob four banks in a single day. 

Before that can happen, though, Joey meets Gloria Sanchez, and she turns his life upside down. Gloria’s everything his aunt isn’t, and their developing relationship makes him think about how life could be if he weren’t so dependent on Sylvia. When he’s forced to choose between the two most important women in his life, Joey finds the answer in a take-out bag from a taco truck.


Mr. Bracken also reports that Episode 118 of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’s Fiction Podcast features his reading of his short story “Oystermen.” The story appears in the current issue, EQMM: July/August 2019, along with several works by other SMFS members. You can listen to the story here.  

Thursday, August 1, 2019

SMFS Member Publishing News: Joan Leotta


SMFS list member Joan Leotta’s poem, “Strawberry Solution” appears in Free Lit Magazine: Volume 5 Issue 4—July 2019.  You can download it as a free PDF over at Issuu.

SMFS Member Podcast: Chelle Martin


SMFS list member Chelle Martin’s short story, “Cracking the Case of Humpty Dumpty” is  currently the subject of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast. Actor John Masier reads the tale.


Podcast Synopsis:

This episode features the mystery short story, Cracking the Case of Humpty Dumpty, written by Chelle Martin and read by local actor John Masier. You can learn more about Chelle Martin on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SMFS Member Nominees for the 2019 Macavity Awards


The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year The Macavity Awards are nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI who all nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in several categories. The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon 2019  in Dallas, Texas, this October.

This year we have five members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society nominated in the category of Best Short Story. The nominees are:


Craig Faustus Buck for “Race To Judgement” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: November/December 2018.

Leslie Budewitz for “All God’s Sparrows” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine: May/June 2018.

Barb Goffman for “Bug Appétit” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: November/December 2018.

Gigi Pandian for “The Cambodian Curse” in the collection, The Cambodian Curse & Other Stories, published by Henery Press. 

Art Taylor for “English 398: Fiction Workshop” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: July/August 2018.


The full list of all the 2019 Macavity Award Nominees can be found on the website. Congrats and good luck to all the nominees and especially to those members of the SMFS!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 63


News of the latest issue from list member Peter DiChellis …

Prowling for a good time? This week’s blog will do you right, with links to an alluring host of reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: Two free stories by Edgar-nominated author Paul Doiron (of the Mike Bowditch series).
Plus: A hot-off-the-presses anthology edited by Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver (July 23, 2019. Contains a new Jack Reacher story).
A short walk down a dark street (#63). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter


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Saturday, July 27, 2019

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Andrew Welsh-Huggins


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 Andrew Welsh-Huggins shares the 2018 published short story, “Long Drive Home” archived at TOUGH.

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.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 62


The latest issue by way of list member Peter DiChellis…

Looking for trouble? This week’s blog delivers a truckload, with links to a bad-ass bunch of reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: Free stories by Jack Bates, Angel Luis Colón, and Cindy Rosmus.
Plus: The editor of Occult Detective Quarterly riffs about submissions, writing, and rejections.
A short walk down a dark street (#62). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter

Killer Nashville’s 2019 Silver Falchion Award SMFS Member Finalists


The SMFS is proud to announce that again this year members of the SMFS have been nominated for the 2019 Silver Falchion Awards. Winners will be announced at the 2019 Killer Nashville Guest of Honor & Awards Dinner in late August.  The complete list of nominees is on the 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalists site. The nominated members are:


In the Mystery category, the nominee is Ann Parker for A Dying Note.

In the Procedural category there are two nominees. They are:

Bruce Robert Coffin for Beyond the Truth.

James Doherty for An Obscure Gave.

In the Young Adult category, the nominee is Alison McMahan for “Kamikaze Iguanas” in the anthology, Scream & Scream Again.

In the Short Stories category, the nominee is Marianne Donley for “The Roman Coin” in the anthology, Untethered: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

SleuthSayers: A Saturday Post About The Saturday Evening Post by John Floyd

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SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Richard Prosch


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 Richard Prosch shares the 2012 published short story, “Jolly’s Boy” archived at his website. The short story originally appeared in the anthology, PROTECTORS - Stories to Benefit PROTECT. Edited by Thomas Pluck, the work featured short stories from several SMFS members.

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, July 19, 2019

SMFS Member Publication News: Dave H. Hendrickson


SMFS member Dave H. Hendrickson’s latest young adult novel, Bottom of the Ninth, has just been released. This is the final book in his “Rabbit” Labelle series that began with, Offside. Published by Pentucket Publishing, the book is available at Amazon in print and digital formats.


Amazon Synopsis:

“Rabbit” Labelle, the charismatic and improbable football star of Offside and unlikely basketball player in Offensive Foul, continues his high school sports journey in Bottom of the Ninth.

While struggling to secure his place on the team, Rabbit battles family discord, reels from current events that shake the country, and stands up for his principles in the face of adversity.

The impact of his choices will affect everyone around him.


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SMFS Member Publication News: Robert Jeschonek


SMFS list member Robert Jeschonek’s short story, “Bearers of Bad, Bad News” appears in the just published Apocalypse Descending: Boundary Shock Quarterly Book 7. Published by Knotted Road Press, the book is available in print and digital formats at Amazon, the publisher, and elsewhere.  

Amazon Synopsis:

The world is ending.
Right here. 
Right now. 
How? 
Why? 
What’s next?
Join us to explore eighteen different interpretations of the end of the world, from the amazingly silly to the darkest nightfall.
Be sure not to miss every issue of Boundary Shock Quarterly, available everywhere you get your books



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SMFS Member Publishing News: Craig Faustus Buck

SMFS list member Craig Faustus Buck’s short story, “Hat Box” is read aloud by Carina Cojeen at “Mathew Toffolo’s Summary.”  Also included with the video is a short interview with Mr. Buck. You can read the interview and watch the twitter story here. 

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Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 Thriller Award Winner: Alan Orloff


As previously announced back in April, SMFS Member Alan Orloff was a 2019 Thriller Award Finalist. His book, Pray for the Innocent, was a finalist nominee in the “Best E-Book Original Novel Category.” Saturday evening, at Thrillerfest XIV in New York City, Mr. Orloff was announced as the winner by the International Thriller Writers.  We of the SMFS congratulate Mr. Orloff on his latest award winning achievement.

Amazon Synopsis:

Can former best-selling novelist Mathias King—now a rumpled, grizzled English professor—save America from a terrorist of his own making? In the shadow of the Pentagon, a secret DoD brain research experiment goes terribly wrong, and an ex-Special Ops soldier escapes, believing he is Viktor Dragunov, the Russian operative from the 80’s thriller novel, Attack on America. To capture him, the Feds turn to the person uniquely qualified to predict his next moves, the man who created the fictional character, best-selling author Mathias King. Now a reclusive English professor, King is reluctant to get involved, having sworn off the culture of violence after a deranged fan murdered his wife. But when innocent people start dying, King is thrust back into that dark world. With help from his enthusiastic graduate assistant Emily Phan, King must outsmart his own creation—while outmaneuvering the cover-up-loving Feds—before Dragunov succeeds in his hell-bent mission. To destroy America.


SMFS Member Publication News: C. W. Blackwell


SMFS member C. W. Blackwell informed the list this morning that he appears twice in the just published Switchblade: Issue Ten. Currently, the issue is only available in digital format at Amazon. Mr. Blackwell’s short story, ‘For Love Or Money” appears in the issue as does an interview with him.

Amazon Synopsis:

Rough riders, gangsters, hitters, stick up men, boxers, and box crushers. From the west side all the way back east; featuring the bar flies, cheap motels, and day-old diner coffee in between…From the A-bomb to the B-word (Betrayal) and it’s all about Zulu Time. It’s another motley crew of unusual suspects grinding out yet another set of premium gutter noir. This is Switchblade Issue 10, and it ain’t just another black and blue issue with shades of gray. It’s full color and absolute. Featuring the criminally good fiction work of Serena Jayne, Jim Wilsky, Eddie McNamara, Beaumont Rand, Gene Breaznell, N.W. Barcus, Tim V. Decker, Christian Goss, C.W. Blackwell, Jim Towns, Brian Beatty, and Timothy Friend. And for the very first time, check out our “Person of Interest” special interview section, featuring noir author and rising star in the pulp community: C.W. Blackwell.

SMFS Member Publishing News: Peter DiChellis

SMFS list member Peter DiChellis’ short story, “Nobody’s Safe” is free to read online at TOUGH.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 61

As posted by Peter DiChellis to our list…

Need a quick buzz? This week’s blog delivers links to a deadly dose of reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes: A devotee of “rejectomancy” (the arcane practice divining hidden meaning from rejection letters) reflects on what to do about a story after 24 rejections spanning five years.
A short walk down a dark street (#61). Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,
Peter

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Eve Fisher


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 Eve Fisher shares the 2017 published short story, “Raising Bigfoot” archived at TOUGH. Also offered for your reading pleasure are the short stories, “Sophistication” originally published in the AHMM: July/August 2007 issue as well as “A Time To Mourn” originally published in the AHMM: January/February 2011 issues. Both stories are archived at her website.

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, July 12, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SMFS Member Publishing News: Dave Goudsward


SMFS member Dave Goudsward, writing as Dave Bernard, has a short story in the just published  Pulp Adventures #32. His story, “The Wicked Big Monstah Ovah Bawstin.” Published by Bold Ventures Press, the read is available at the publisher  as well as at Amazon in paperback format.

Publisher Synopsis:

MYSTERY, SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR — NEW AND CLASSIC PULP FICTION!

Audrey Parente, editor

Classic Pulp Fiction
  • The Death Dancer | Charles Boeckman  3
    The “Atomic Goddess of Beauty” sees a strange case of murder explode!
  • Roman Holiday | Talbot Mundy  28
    A tale of Christians and Romans — and Lions — in the reign of mad Caligula!
  • The Pigtail of Hi Wing Ho | Sax Rohmer  119
    Mystery in Chinatown ...
NEW PULP FICTION
  • The Mystery of Island X! | Bobby Nash  15
    Lance Starr and his scrappy crew investigate mysterious goings-on on an island — only to discover the island IS the mystery!
  • The Spawn of Lilthu | William M. Hope  51
    The “Welcome” mat was Thurl’s invitation to a hellish fate.
  • The Wicked Big ‘Monstah Ovah Bawstin’ | David Bernard  63
    An FBI agent generates buzz with his biggest case.
  • Time and Tide | Adam Beau McFarlane  75
    The Black Island Tavern plays host to a sailor like no other.
  • Stranded At Saturn | Jack Halliday  79
    He dreamt of reaching the stars … until he crash-landed …
  • A Snitch in Time | Robert W. Walker  83
    First-class seats for murder …

Victoria Weisfeld: Navigating Oceans of Words

Victoria Weisfeld: Navigating Oceans of Words

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Victoria Weisfeld: Snatching Summer Reading Time

Victoria Weisfeld: Snatching Summer Reading Time

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SMFS Members Published in Paul Bishop Presents…PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR: TEN TALES OF MURDER & MAYHEM


Several SMFS list members are published in Paul Bishop Presents…PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR: TEN TALES OF MURDER & MAYHEM. Published last month by Wolfpack Publishing, the read is available in print and digital formats from Amazon and other vendors. The members in this book are:

Eric Beetner with “Split Decision.”

Richard Prosch with “Dark Estate.”

Robert Randisi with “So Beautiful, So Dead.”


Synopsis:

EVERY STORY IS A GEM OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT...

Bestselling author and crime fiction expert, Paul Bishop brings together ten tales of murder and mayhem from the devious imaginations of both top crime writers and the genre’s rising stars.
Filled with unforeseen twists and turns, these tales range from dark to deadly, each one designed to snatch your breath away.
Includes Stories by Paul Bishop, Eric Beetner, Nicholas Cain, Ben Boulden, Brian Drake, Christine Mathews, Larry J. Martin, Richard Prosch, Robert Randisi, and Nikki Nelson-Hicks.