At Something Is Going to Happen, the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog, Elizabeth Zelvin tells the background to her story "Who Stole The Afikomen?"
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Today is the publication date for Leslie Budewitz's first suspense novel, written as Alicia Beckman. You can read about Bitter Root here.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
SMFS list member Joseph S. Walker’s short story, “Family Man,” appears in The First Line: Volume 23, Issue 1, Spring 2021. Published by Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, the issue is available from the publisher in print and PDF formats.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
The finalists for the 2021 Derringer Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all these authors! Corrected 4/3/2021 4:24 PM CDT time.
Blackwell, C.W. “Memories of Fire.” Pulp Modern
Blakey, James. “Outsourcing.” Shotgun Honey
Mangeot, Robert. “Over Before It Started.” Murder Mondays
Mathews, Bobby. “Quitman County Ambush.” Bristol Noir
Richardson, Travis. “War Words.” Punk Noir
Elwood, Elizabeth. “The Homicidal Understudy.” Ellen Hart Presents Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Theatrical
Freimor, Jacqueline. “That Which is True.” EQMM: July/August 2020
Jones, Eleanor Cawood. “The Great Bedbug Incident and the Invitation of Doom." Chesapeake Crimes: Invitation to Murder.
Keeline, Kim. “The Crossing.” Crossing Borders
Woodson, Stacy. “River.” The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell
Chen, Sarah M. “Hotelin’.” Shotgun Honey: Volume #4: Recoil
Mangeot, Robert. “Lord, Spare the Bottom Feeders.” AHMM: March/April: 2020
Walker, Joseph S. “Chasing Diamonds.” EQMM: September/October 2020
Walker, Joseph S. “Etta at the End of the World.” AHMM: May/June 2020
Woodson, Stacy. “Mary Poppins Didn’t Have Tattoos.” EQMM: July/August 2020
Cohen, Jeff. “The Question of the Befuddled Judge.” AHMM: May/June: 2020
Malliet, G.M. “A Murder at Morehead Mews.” EQMM: July/August 2020
Taylor, Art. “The Boy Detective and the Summer of ’74.” AHMM: January/February 2020
Thornton, Brian. “Suicide Blonde.” Suicide Blonde:Three Novellas
Wilson, Matthew. “The Wretched Strangers.” EQMM: January/February 2020
Several SMFS list members are published in Fiction River: Dark & Deadly Passions. Published by WMG Publishing, the anthology is available in print and eBook formats at Amazon. The SMFS list members in the book are:
Lauryn Christopher with "Tilting at Windmills."
Ron Collins with “Some of This Is True.”
Dayle A. Dermatis with “Zero Tolerance.”
Annie Reed with "Missing Carolyn.”
Laura Ware with “Lost and Found.”
Dark and deadly passions fuel crime. Often violent crime.
The stories in this compelling volume traverse an emotional rollercoaster. Some revenge stories uplift, while the very darkest stories shine a light on the disturbing underbelly of human nature.
But heroism—or at least an attempt to do the right thing—provides hope.
So, brace yourself for a swirl of emotions—and some dark and deadly passions.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
SMFS list member Teel James Glenn’s new novel, Killing Shadows, is now out. Published in print and eBook formats by Airship 27 Productions, the read is available at Amazon.
SHADOWS OF THE PAST • Jon Shadows is a freelance bodyguard and investigator. When his ex-lover, Maria, tells him her billionaire husband, William Carter, is trying to kill her, he can’t help but come to her aid. Shadows’ plan is to attend an annual corporate employee meeting on Carter’s private island and do some digging. •He soon discovers the eccentric computer mogul has ominous ties to the Japanese crime syndicate known as the Yukaza and is already being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But before Shadows can make sense of the data, a close friend is brutally murdered and it looks like he is slated to be the killer’s next target. •In Jon Shadows, award winning pulp scribe, Teel James Glenn, has created a terrific new hero with echoes of the classics avengers. In the end, Jon’s enemies soon learn “Killing Shadows” is no easy matter.