Several SMFS list members are published in the Mystery Weekly Magazine: March 2021 issue. The read is available in both print and eBook from the publisher and at Amazon. The SMFS members in this issue are:
BV Lawson with “Suite In The Key Of Death.”
Jeff Soloway with “The Hook-Up Scam.”
Mark Thielman with “Exhibiting Signs Of Death.”
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In this issue:
“Damaged People” by David Bart: Creed didn’t keep his promise to Leah and now it’s too late. She's dead.“Suite In The Key Of Death” by BV Lawson: When Scott Drayco was hired to investigate a suspicious death, he didn't count on an oddball suspect. Or that he'd wish he'd never taken the case at all.
In “It Was Always Temporary” by Chris Preston, a hitman takes on an assignment to make up for recent missteps. Is his loyalty in the right place?
“The Hook-Up Scam” by Jeff Soloway: The woman was not who she claimed. But neither was he. And neither was his wife. Would any of them get their revenge?
“Short Con” by Brandon Barrows: At last, Eli Farris has the freedom he wanted so badly, but he needs money to sustain it. Working is for marks, but he has a plan—only it includes his sister. Amber doesn't take direction well and the buzzing in Eli's head is getting really bad.
In “Billy The Kid, GED” by Jack Clark, a private-eye test for an ambitious young man leads him down a dark alley.
In “Spanky And Delilah Are In Love” by Roger Johns, a dog park romance and a chance encounter with an aging mobster renew Alex Abraham’s desire to find his long-lost brother.
“Exhibiting Signs Of Death” by Mark Thielman: During a quick stop at a museum gift shop, a retired cop finds a dead body on display. He and the shop clerk must solve the murder.