Thursday, October 21, 2021

Publication News: Autumn Noir


Untreed Reads has just published Autumn Noir: An Unsettling Reads Crime/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Anthology. It includes stories by Society  members:

Wendy Harrison: "An Orchid to Die For"

V.S. Kemanis: "Golden Silence"

Teresa Trent: "A Slice for Stanley"

Bev Vincent: "Escape Velocity"

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Publication News: Anthology Released


"There'll Be Blue Popcorn Without You! - Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine" released today.

It features stories by Society members:

-"Virtual Oracle" by Leigh Saunders

-"A Cherub by Any Other Name" by Annie Reed

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Member News: Brandon Barrows



"The Right to Hang," by Brandon Barrows won the second place in the short story contest #38 by the e-zine  On the Premise.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Publication News Edith Maxwell



SMFS member Edith Maxwell has a story in the November/December edition of the Alfred Hitchcok´s Mystery Magazine. 

The story´s titled An Excellent Team and an excerpt can be read here.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Publication News: Pam Ebel, Elena Smith, Tom Andes, Joan Leotta



Issue #88 of YELLOW MAMA WEBZINE's Halloween edition includes stories from several SMFS members including Pam Ebel, Elena Smith, Tom Andes, and Joan Leotta.

Member Publication News: John Floyd



John Floyd's story called "Annabelle," which in the author's words is a sort of mystery/horror, is included in Released: A Horror Anthology. by No Bad Books Press.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Publication News: Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021


Today sees the release of Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021.  Congratulations to Short mystery Fiction Society members:

Nikki Dolson: "Neighbors."

Brian Silverman: "Land of Promise."

Faye Snowden: "One Bullet, One Vote."

Monday, October 11, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Member Publication News: Karen Harrington

 The new issue of Pulp Modern features "Fame at the Mini-Mart," by Karen Harrington.

Publication News: Mystery Readers Journal

 The "Lone Star" issue of Mystery Readers Journal has arrived.  Among the articles by members of the Society are:

Jim Doherty: "Lone Star Dragnet - Joel McCrea as the Joe Friday of Texas," "Wearing the Cinco Peso Star," and "Frank Hamer, Gus Hachette, and Me."

Elizabeth Elwood: "Two for Texas."

Gay Toltl Kinman: "The Children's Hour."

Sandra Murphy: "Texas, the Perfect Setting."

Josh Pachter: "An Eye of Texas."

Bev Vincent: "Texas: A State of Crime."

Member Publication News: Travis Richardson


Shotgun Honey has published Travis Richardson's story "Job Dine Wrong."  Read it for free here.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Member Publication News: Jeff Esterholm

 Jeff Esterholm has a story in the new issue of Rock and a Hard Place Magazine:  "Barman."

Publication News: Mystery Magazine

The October issue of Mystery Magazine features several stories by Short Mystery Fiction Society members:

Joslyn Chase: "Chamber of Vengeance."

Peter DiChellis: "Lost in Time."

Kate Fellowes: "The Missing Train."

John M. Floyd: "The King's Island."

Teel James Glenn: "A Study of Death."

CJ Verburg: "Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder."

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Member Publication News: Jeff Esterholm


Yellow Mama has published Jeff Esterholm's story "Deep Cuts at the Inner Groove."  You can read it here.

Member Publication News: Joan Leotta


Joan Leotta's story "Death among Truth and Lies" appears in issue 13 of Impspired.  You can read it here.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Publication News: Whodunit

 Jersey Pines Ink has published Whodunit.  Stories include:

John M. Floyd: "Trial and Error."

Denise Johnson: "Murder in the McDowells."

Friday, October 1, 2021

Publication News: Cemetery Plots


The Capitol Crimes chapter of Sisters in Crime just released Cemetery Plots.  Among the stories in the anthology are:

Jenny Carless: "Strange Place for a Date."

Eve Elliot: "The One.

Elaine Faber: "A Teeny Weeny Drop."

Kim Keeline: "Nameless."  

Karen Phillips: "The Secret of Thompson's Hill."

Steve Shrott: "The Body."

Joseph S. Walker. "One Tossed Match."

Publication News: Trick or Treats


Speed City just published Trick or Treats: Tales of All Hallows' Eve.  Stories include:

Shari Held: "The Mystery of the Mirror"

Karen Phillips: "The Curse of the Benjamin Mansion"

Publication News: Mystery Magazine

The October double issue of Mystery Magazine is all pastiche and parody.  Among the featured tales are:

Joslyn Chase: "Chamber of Vengeance"

John M. Floyd: "The King's Island"

Teel James Glenn: "A Study of Death"

Bruce Harris: "Doctor Watson Knows Noses," and "The Savile Row Mystery"

Edward Lodi: "I, Montresor"

CJ Verburg: "Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder"


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Publication News: Festive Mayhem 2

A new anthology has been released and all the stories are by members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.  The title is Festive Mayhem 2: Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries.

 Francelia Belton: "The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats."

Rhoda Berlin: "Last Bite."

Angela Henry: "Cookies, Lies and Homicide."

Barbara Howard: "A Cup of Secrets."

Stella Oni: "The Jollof Rice and Crayfish Mystery."

 Paige Sleuth: "Nefarious New Year."

Carolyn Marie Wilkins: "A Praline for Pepe."

Monday, September 27, 2021

Member Publication News: John M. Floyd

 John M. Floyd has a story, "Kidnapped on the Job" in the current (October 4) issue of Woman's World.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Publication News: Death by Cupcake

 Last week Elm Books published Death by Cupcake.  The anthology includes:

Tracy Falenwolfe: "Tea and Misery"

Maggie King: "Cupcakes and Emeralds"

Gay Toltl Kinman: "The Third Act"

JoAnne Lucas: "Up a Pole Without a Paddle"

Korina Moss: "Little Miss Cupcake."

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Member Publication News: Peter DiChellis

Fabula Argentea
just reprinted Peter DiChellis' story "Callingdon Mountain." You can read it for free here. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Member Publication News: JM Taylor

 Today Mystery Tribune published JM Taylor's story "Dark Spring."  Read it for free here.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Publication News: Monkey Business

 Today is the publication date for Monkey Business: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Films of the Marx Brothers, from Untreed Reads.  Nine of the fourteen stories are by SMFS members.

Frankie Y. Bailey: "Love Happy."

Jeff Cohen: "Horse Feathers."

Lesley A. Diehl: "The Cocoanuts."

Barb Goffman: "Humor Risk."

Joseph Goodrich: "Animal Crackers."

Robert Lopresti: "At The Circus."

 Sandra Murphy: "Room Service."

Josh Pachter: "Monkey Business."

Robert Randisi: "Go West.

Joseph S. Walker: "A Day at the Races."

Friday, September 17, 2021

Publication News: Bristol Noir

Bristol Noir has published two new anthologies.  BN1: Tainted Hearts & Dirty Hellhounds includes Jay Butkowski's "A Christmas Miracle."     BN2: Savage Minds & Raging Bulls features Zakariah Johnson's "The Sculptor."

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Publication News:`Justice For All

 Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State Chapter has just released their fifth anthology, Justice For All: Murder New York Style 5.  Stories by members include:

D. M. Barr: "A Trial for the Books."

Nancy Good: "What Matters Most."

Kathleen Marple Kalb: "The Thanksgiving Ragamuffin."

Nina Mansfield: "Windy WIllows."

Mary Jo Robertiello: "Family Matters."

Cathi Stoler: "The Art of Payback."

Nina Wachsman: "Laundry After Midnight."

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Publication News: Murder by the Glass

 Untreed Reads has just published Murder by the Glass: Cocktail Mysteries.  Stories by members include:

Debra H. Goldstein: "Bucket List Dreams"

Teresa Inge: "Murder on Tap." and "Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson."

Eleanor Cawood Jones: "Brayking Glass."

Maggie King: "How do you Mend a Broken Heart?"

Alan Orloff: "A Taste of Murder."

Josh Pachter: "Zero Hour."

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Member Publication News: J.H. Bográn

 DarkSoul was published today.  It is the second novel in the Dark Days series by Steven Savile and SMFS member J.H. Bográn.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Publication News: Crimeucopia - Careless Love


Murderous Ink Press has just published Crimeucopia - Careless Love. Members with stories include:

Brandon Barrows: "Night After Night."

Wil A. Emerson: "The Driver."

Peter W.J. Hayes. "The Wait."

Bern Sy Moss.  "Just a Shadow."

Robert Petyo: "Love and Divorce."

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Member Publication News: Chris Chan

 Chris Chan's new book has just been released by Level Best Books:

Publication News: SoWest: Love Kills


The Desert Sleuths chapter of Sisters of Crime has released their latest anthology, So West: Love Kills.  Among the stories included are "Everything," by Elena E. Smith,  "The Backpack," by Claire Murray, "Invoice Overdue," by Mysti Berry, and "Cooped Up," by Tom Leveen.


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Publication News: Best Mystery Stories of the Year


The first volume in Otto Penzler's new series The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year has been released.  Seven of the twenty stories are by members of the Society:

Michael Bracken. "Blest be the Ties That Bind." Black Cat Mystery Magazine.

Martin Edwards. "The Locked Cabin." The Book of Extraordinary Impossible Crimes and Puzzling Deaths.

John Floyd. "Biloxi Bound." The Strand Magazine.

Jacqueline Freimor.  "That Which is True." Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Tom Mead. "Heatwave."   Detective Thrillers Short Stories.

Joseph Walker. "Etta at the End of the World." Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins. "The Path I Took."  Mystery Tribune.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Publication News: The Drifter Detective

 Uncle B. Publications has just released a hardcover collection of novellas about David Cranmer's Drifter Detective.  Among the authors included is Alec Cizak, and Kevin R. Tipple wrote the forward.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Member Publication News: Brandon Barrows


The fall issue of Mystery & Suspense Magazine is out and it features Brandon Barrows' story "Throwing Flags."  You can read it online or buy the print edition here.

Publication News: Mystery Weekly Magazine

 The September issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine has arrived and features:

John Floyd. "The Delta Princess."

Vinnie Hansen. "Try Again."

R.T. Lawton. "The Story Game."

Rosemary McCracken. "The Passenger."

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Publication News: Robert Edward Eckels

 Crippen and Landru has published Never Trust A Partner, a collection of con game stories by Robeert Edward Eckels.

Publication News: Pulphouse Fiction

 Issue 13 of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine is out and it features:

Joe Cron: "Art of the Homeless."

O'Neil De Noux: "The Return of NOPD in 2006."

David H. Hendrickson: "When the Sun Goes Down."

Publication News: This Time For Sure

The ironically-titled Bouchercon 2021 anthology This Time For Sure includes stories by Society members:

Elizabeth Elwood: "The River of My Return"

Alan Orloff: "Killing Calhoun Again."

David Heska Wanbli Weiden: "Turning Heart."

Andrew Welsh-Higgins: "The Lake."

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Award News: Derringer Award Video

The Derringer Awards were supposed to be formally presented at Bouchercon.  Since that event was cancelled the organizers asked Society president Robert Lopresti to make a video announcing the awards.  It is now available here. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Award News: Barry Awards

 Congratulations to the Society's members who won Barry Awards.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden won the Best First Novel prize for Winter Counts.

The Best Paperback Original Award  went to James Ziskin for Turn to Stone.