Saturday, October 5, 2019

SMFS Members Published in Mystery Weekly Magazine: October 2019

Several SMFS list members are published in the Mystery Weekly Magazine: October 2019 issue. 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:

Jack Bates with “Casuality Of The Bidding War."

Chris Chan with “Of Course He Pushed Him.”

Teel James Glenn with “The Case of the Final Interview.”

Bruce Harris with “The Reigate Squires Scrutinized.”

Michael Mallory with “The Adventure Of The Seven Nooses.”

Josh Pachter with “The Two-Body Problem.”


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 this issue:

“The Adventure Of The Abominable Inn” by Ralph E. Vaughan is an episode that occurred while the world considered Sherlock Holmes but a shade pursuing houseboats upon the Styx.
“Of Course He Pushed Him” by Chris Chan: This pastiche takes an alternate look at a famous fictional world. What would happen if one of fiction's most beloved characters were suspected of murdering his best friend?
In “The Murderous Wood” by Thomas J Belton, it’s 1917 in London when T.S. Eliot the poet meets Sir James Frazer the religious anthropologist to help Captain Robert Graves whose been accused of a ritual murder while on leave from the Western Front during WWI.
In “The Case Of The Final Interview” by Teel James Glenn, the Holmes we know may not have been all we thought, nor Dr. Watson.
“The Two-Body Problem” by Josh Pachter: In a tight job market, some academics will do anything to land a gig.
In “Casualty Of The Bidding War” by Jack Bates, John Watson and Martha Hudson attempt to solve a murder without the assistance of their famous friend.
“Hemingway's Hat” by David Wiseman is a cautionary tale asking how far will a desperate writer go to find the inspiration he craves?
“Rousseau's Children” by M. Bennardo begins on the morning of a politically motivated execution, whereby a young journalist sees a chance for the condemned to be exonerated.
In “The Adventure Of The Seven Nooses” by Michael Mallory, only Sherlock Holmes can decipher the deadly message concealed within a grisly collection of seven nooses delivered to a terrified client ... though the message, even the entire case, might prove to be something other than what it seems.
“Counterpunch” by S. Subramanian: Being an account of ‘Bull-dog’ Drummond’s Finally Final Round with Carl Petersen.
In “The Body Pillow” by J.R. Underdown, poor old Geoffrey started the evening as their rich host and ended it murdered. Or ... was he murdered?
Also presented are three essays on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “An Indian Nobody’s Affair With Mr Sherlock Holmes Of Baker Street” by S. Subramanian, “Words On A Page: Sherlock Holmes And The Variations Of Text” by Vincent W. Wright, and “The Reigate Squires Scrutinized” by Bruce Harris.

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