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