Friday, July 30, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Publication News: Dead Man's Hand

 Crimeucopia has released an anthology of mystery/Western crossovers titled Dead Man's HandIt includes "Wild Yellow," by Brandon Barrows, "For the Honor of the Family," by Jim Doherty, and "Redemption" by John Floyd.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Member Awards: Shamus


The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the Shamus Awards for 2021.  Congratulations to John M. Floyd who won the Best Short Story Shamus for "Mustang Sally," which appeared in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #7.  And more congratulations to Richard Helms who won Best Original Private Eye Paperback for  Brittle Karma.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Member Honors: Agatha Awards

 Malice Domestic has announced the 2021 Agatha Award winners.  Congratulations to Short Mystery Fiction Society members Barb Goffman, who won the Best Short Story for "Dear Emily Etiquette" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct) and Richie Narvaez, who won the Best Children's/YA Award for
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Publication News: Mary Reed and Eric Mayer

The latest issue of Mystery Readers Journal: "Historical Mysteries 2" features "A Talking Snake and Other Mysteries," by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Publication News: Black Cat Mystery Magazine


Issue #9 of Black Cat Mystery Magazine has arrived and it features four stories by Society members:

Michael Bracken - " Sonny's Encore"

John M. Floyd - "The Jericho Train"

James A. Hearn - "Becoming Zero"

Stacy Woodson - "Last Rites"

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Member Publication News: Sandra Murphy

 Sandra Murphy has two articles in the latest issue of Mystery Readers Journal: "Historical Mysteries 2."

* "Music Defines a Decade."

* "Writing What You Don't Know But Can Research."

Officers Announcement

 The Society's officers through June 30, 2022 are:

Robert Lopresti, President

José H. Bográn, Vice-President

Anthony Rudzki, Derringer Award Coordinator

Joseph S. Walker, Assistant Derringer Award Coordinator

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Member Publication News: Sylvia Warsh

 "Recreating the Past," by Sylvia Warsh, appears in the current issue of Mystery Readers Journal, "History Mysteries II."

Member Honors: Brandon Barrows

Brandon Barrows' story "Gun-Quick" was second runner-up (third place overall) for the Mustang Award for Western Flash Fiction.  You can red it here.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Member Awards: Thrillers

 The International Thriller Writers announced the Thriller Awards yesterday.  Winners included Alan Orloff's "Rent Due" for Best Short Story (in Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir, edited by Michael Bracken), and David Heska Wanbli Weiden's Winter Counts for Best First Novel.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021