SMFS list members have works appearing in Mystery Weekly Magazine: May 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:
Paul D. Marks with “The Box.”
Thomas Millstead with “Hi! I’m Heather.”
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 feature, “The Box” by Paul D. Marks, find out what happens when a cop gets tunnel vision and only sees one suspect: You.
“Storey” by Eric Cline: Great artists sometimes have messy personal lives. But what if it becomes impossible to separate the art from its creator?
In “Evidence” by Dennis Palumbo a Crime Scene tech steals incriminating evidence from a crime scene, then uses it to blackmail the criminal.
In “Sergeant Spinge And The Locked-Room Mystery” by Rob Nisbet, Sergeant Spinge is the sole policeman in a town of gnomes. He longs to solve a traditional 'locked-room mystery' but first he must cope with a series of impossible thefts.
“Hi! I'm Heather” by Thomas Millstead, follows Sergeant Hagen on his second day with the Computer Crimes Unit, when a disturbing email propels him into a journey to the painful past—and a murder on Skeleton Hill.
“Gold, Jewels, Art, My Father” by David Rachels: David's father has hinted at family treasure buried in the backyard … After David’s father dies, he returns home to dig.
In “The Search For Doctor Vane” by Jeffery Scott Sims, Doctor Vane ventured to Ironfang Island seeking pirate treasure and archaeological lore. Now Professor Vorchek has gone in search of him. What he finds justifies the infamous island's reputation.