Saturday, February 26, 2022

Award: ITW Thriller Nominations

 The International Thriller Writers have announced the nominations for the Thriller Award. Among the nominees for the Best Short Story are:

William Burton McCormick. "Demon in the Depths." Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. September/October 2021.

Jeff Soloway. "The Interpreter and the Killer." Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. January/February 2021.

Publication News: All Due Respect


The 2021 edition of All Due Respect is out and features:

Jay Butkowski. "Smoking and Magic Mike v. Progress."

Tracy Falenwolfe. "The Christmas Goose."

Stephen D. Rogers. "Lottery Tickets and Cigarettes."

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Publication News: Black Cat Mystery Magazine

The eleventh issue of Black Cat Mystery Magazine has dropped.  Among the featured stories are:

Leone Ciporin. "Dead Reckoning."

O'Neil De Noux. "The First Annual Atchafalaya Coyote Hunt."

Veronica Leigh. "Mudbound."

 Robert Lopresti. "The Man From Topeka."

Elizabeth Zelvin. "Vice Cop."

Member Publication News: Peggy Rothschild


Peggy Rothschild's new novel A Deadly Bone to Pick is out from Berkeley/PHR.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Publication News: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 The March/April issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has arrived.  Among the stories are:

Ralph Hornbeck. "Strangler Fig."

Edith Maxwell.  "Bye-Bye Jojo."

Josh Pachter (translator). Dominique Biebau. "Russian for Beginners."

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Member Publication News: John M. Floyd

 John M. Floyd's story "A Party of Perjurers" appears in the current (February 16) issue of Woman's World.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Publication News: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


The  March/April issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has appeared and it includes:

Lee Lofland. "Case  Files."

Robert Lopresti. "Please Pass the Loot."

Paul D. Marks. "A.K.A. Ross Landy."

Merrilee Robson. "Tired of Bath."

Mark Thielman. "DIY."

Monday, February 14, 2022

Publication News: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem

Always With Us,
the ninth issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem is now on sale.  It features stories by 

"The Blood-Red Leaves of Autumn" by Annie Reed
"Keeping the Peace Colorado-Style in 2055" by Diana Deverell
"Perfection" by David Hendrickson
"The Case of the Missing Ashes" by Leah R. Cutter

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Golden Derringer Award Winners

 Here is a list of all the winners of the Golden Derringer Award in both of its forms.  Please notice that the award was not presented every year.  More information about the Golden Derringer is available here.


  • 2022 - S.J. Rozan
  • 2021 - Brendan DuBois
  • 2020 - Josh Pachter
  • 2019 - Doug Allyn
  • 2018 - John M. Floyd
  • 2017 - Robert J. Randisi
  • 2016 - Michael Bracken
  • 2015 - James Powell
  • 2014 - Ed Gorman
  • 2013 - Loren D. Estleman
  • 2012 - Bill Pronzini
  • 2011 - Ruth Rendell
  • 2010 - Lawrence Block
  • 2009 - Clark Howard
  • 2001 - John Lutz
  • 2000 - Henry Slesar
  • 1999 - Edward D. Hoch

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Publication News: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine

The new issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine has arrived and among the stories featured are:

Peter DiChellis. "The Body in the Backyard."

Barb Goffman. "Beauty and the Beyotch."

J.P. Seewald. "Cereal Killing."

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Publication News: Murder in the Mountains

 Murder in the Mountains: A Destination Murders Short Story Collection
was published on February 1.  Among the Society members included are:

Leslie Budewitz. "The Picture of Guilt."

Barb Goffman. "Five Days to Fitness."

Eleanor Cawood Jones. "The Lyin' Witch in the Wardrobe."

Cathy Wiley. "One Flew Over the Cocoa's Nest."

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Publication News: Mystery Magazine


The February issue of Mystery Magazine is out and it features stories by three of our members:

John M. Floyd. "Smoke Signals."

Edward Lodi. "Dress Rehearsal."

Josh Pachter. "The Brimley/Cocoon Line."