Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Member Publication news: Jeff Esterholm

 Jeff Esterholm's story “Playdate,” is live at Shotgun Honey.

Member Publication News: Leslie Budewitz

 Leslie Budewitz's article "What Happens Next: 9 Tried and True Brainstorming Strategies for Fiction Writers," is on the cover of the new issue of The Writer.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Member Publication News: Jay Butkowski

 Jay Butkowski's story "Smokey and Magic Mike v. Progress" appears in the December issue of All Due Respect Magazine.  Read it for free here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Publication News: Black Cat Weekly Magazine #6

 We missed this when it came out in October.  Issue #6 of Black Cat Weekly features:

Bobbi Chukran. “The Passing of Big Mama Mayhall."

Barb Goffman. "Wishful Thinking."

Member Publication News: John M. Floyd

 John M. Floyd has two new publications.

"Proof," in Hoosier Noir FOUR.

"Sentry," in Strand Magazine.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Publication News: Pulphouse

The holiday issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine features:

David H. Hendrickson. "No Pity Party."

O'Neil De Noux. "The Magnolia Murders."

Annie Reed. "The Ballad of Bob Dumpty."

Member Publication News: Christine Verstraete


Christine Verstraete's story "A Killer Christmas" appears in the December 20 issue of Woman's World.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Member Publication News: Bobbi Chukran

Bobbi Chukran's story "Aunt Jewel and the Christmas Spirits" appeared in this week's Kings River Life Magazine. 

Publication News: Crazy Christmas Capers

 Camden Park Press is publishing three Holiday Hijinks anthologies.  Crazy Christmas Capers includes:

Lauryn Christopher. "The Party Planning Pickle."

Annie Reed. "The Great Rosewood Lakes Turkey Gambit."

Michele Bazan Reed. "The Poultville Plot."

Kelly Zimmer.  "Jimmy's Wish List."

The book was compiled/edited by Lyn Worthen.

Member Publication News: Stacy Woodson

 The current issue of Black Cat Weekly features a new story by Stacy Woodson: "Holiday Hitman."

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Publication News: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

 The January/February issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has arrived, and among the stories included are:

Catherine Dilts. "HazMat Holiday."

John M. Floyd. "Mayhem at the Mini-Mart."

William Burton McCormick. "Locked-In."

J.R. Parsons. "Bama Carter Gets Rode."

Member Publication News: Francelia Belton


Francelia Belton's Crime & Passion: Three Short Stories has just been published.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Publication News: Whimsical Winter Wonderland

 Camden Park Press is publishing three Holiday Hijinks anthologies.  Whimsical Winter Wonderland includes:

Sharon Hart Addy, "The Elves Investigation Team."

Wendy Harrison, "It's A Wonderful Elf."

Claire A. Murray, "The Pixie Path Home."

Leigh Saunders,  "One Magical Christmas."

It was edited by member Lyn Worthen.

Member Publication News: Karen Keeley


Karen Keeley's story "Dead Man Walking" appears in Born Under a Bad Sign: Stories of Bad Luck.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Publication News: Under the Thumb

 Rock and a Hard Place Press has published Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Oppression.  Among the tales included are:

Hilary Davidson. "Another Hooker."

James D.F. Hannah. "17 Year Cicadas."

Zakariah Johnson. "Defense for the Prosecution."

Bobby Mathews. "Trap House."

Mike McHone. "The Lesson of the Lamp."

Richie Narvaez. "Courtesy. Professionalism. Respect."

Joseph S. Walker. "Everybody Pays a Tax."

Publication News: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine


The January/February issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is available and features:

K.L. Abrahamson. "Paleolithic."

Josh Pachter. "Their Last Bow."

Merrilee Robson. "On the Side of the Angels."

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Publication News: Mysterical-E

 The latest issue of Mysterical-E is out and among the free contents you will find:

Jan Christensen. "The Deceivers."

John M. Floyd. "Gas Pains."

Kaye George. "What's Your Process?"

Member Publication News: David H. Hendrickson


David H. Hendrickson's "Santa's Shrinkage" is the Free Story of the Week over at the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2021 Calendar of Stories.


Monday, December 13, 2021

Publication News: Black Cat Weekly

 The current issue of Black Cat Weekly features:

John M. Floyd: "Romeo and Isabelle"

Eleanor Cawood Jones: "The Importantance of Being Urnest"

Publication News: Mystery Readers Journal

The Winter issue of the Mystery Readers Journal is out and the theme is Cold Cases.  It features many articles by Society members:

  • Heating Up a Cozy Series With a Cold Case by Leslie Budewitz
  • Blowing the Dust Off by Kate Fellowes
  • The Coldest Cases Are Solved (Incorrectly) by Ron Katz 
  • A Snitch in Time by James L’Etoile
  • Cylinder Seals, the Bronze Age Rubber Stamp by M.A. Monnin
  • Just What Is a Cold Case? by Sandra Murphy
  • The Marketville Mysteries: Cold Case Cozies by Judy Penz Sheluk

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Publication News: Mickey Finn 2


Down & Out books has released Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir, Vol. 2.  Members of the Society who are included include:

“Skin and Bones” John Bosworth

“Salvation” Michael Bracken (also the editor)

“Confessions on a Train from Kyiv” Hugh Lessig

“KLDI” Josh Pachter

“They May Be Gods” Stephen D. Rogers

“A Faster Way to Get There” Joseph S. Walker


Member Publication News: James Blakey

 James Blakey has two new stories out:

"The Last Mission"  in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #44


"The Battle of Hitchens' Bridge"  in Wight Christmas: Holiday Horror and Seasonal Subversion