Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Awards: Edgar Nominees


Today the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for this year's Edgar Awards and four members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society are on the list for Best Short Story. Congratulations!

“Blindsided,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (September/October)  by Michael Bracken & James A. Hearn (Dell Magazines) 

“The Road to Hana,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (May/June)  by R.T. Lawton (Dell Magazines)

“The Locked Room Library,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July/August) by Gigi Pandian (Dell Magazines)

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Member Publication News: Bern Sy Moss

 Mystery Tribune just published "The Rules of Gardening" by Bern Sy Moss.  Read it for free here.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Publication News: Guns & Tacos

 Volume 5 of Guns & Tacos has been published.  Among the SMFS members featured are:

Michael Bracken (editor).

David H. Hendrickson. "Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks."

Stacy Woodson. "Two Tamales, One Tokarev, and a Lifetime of Broken Promises." 

Dave Zeltserman. "Two More Tacos, a Beretta .32, and a Pink Butterfly." 

Member Publication News: Scott Von Doviak


Mystery Tribune just published Scott Von Doviak's story "Hytcher."

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Publication News: Crimeucopia: Takes From The Back Porch


Murderous Ink Publishing has released Crimeucopia: Tales From the Back Porch.  Among the stories included are:

Jan Christensen. "The Crazy Lady of Cherry Tree Lane."

Wendy Harrison. "Bearer of Bad Tidings."

Nikki Knight. "And Your Lake Monster Too."

Deb Merino. "YOLO."

Adam Meyer. "The Lifeguard."

Michele Bazan Reed. "Attempted Murder of Crows."

Teresa Trent. "Hideaway Hills."

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Member Publication News: Jim Doherty

 Jim Doherty's story collection The Adventures of Colonel Britannia has been published.

Publication News: Malice in Dallas

 The Sisters in Crime North Dallas chapter has just released Malice in Dallas, edited by Short Mystery Fiction Society member Barb Goffman.  Among the stories included are:

Mark Thielman.  "The Family Cycle."

Joseph S. Walker. "Crime Scene."

Member Publication News: Susan Kuchinskas

Mystery Tribune has published Susan Kuchinskas's story "A Harrow Tine in the Heart." Read it for free here. 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Member Publication News: Gerald Elias


Level Best Books has released Gerald Elias's new novel Cloudy With A Chance of Murder.

Publication News: Mystery Magazine


The January issue of Mystery Magazine has arrived and it features:

David Bart. "A Perfect Spiral."

Daniel C. Bartlett. "Nothing Nefarious, Just General Badassery."

John M. Floyd. "Bad Times at Big Rock."

Stephen D. Rogers. "In the Beginning, the End."

Lamont A. Turner. "All the Love You Can Handle for a Dollar."

Joseph S. Walker. "Noble Vista Blues."