Thursday, April 28, 2022

Award: Edgar for Best Short Story.


The Edgar Award for Best Short Story has gone to Society member R.T. Lawton, for "The Road to Hana," which appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  Congratulations!

Member Publication News: Lauryn Christopher


Lauryn Christopher's short story "A Healthy Paranoia" appears in Hunted, just released.

Member Publication News: Michele Bazan Reed

 The May 9th issue of Woman's World, which goes on sale today, features  Michele Bazan Reed's story “A Puzzle of Posies.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Member Publication News: Teel James Glenn

 Issue #40 of Pulp Adventures has arrived and features "Blood Debt" by Teel James Glenn.

Publication News: Murder Most Diabolical

Wildside Press has just published: Malice Domestic 16: Murder Most Diabolical.  Society members included are:

Paula Gail Benson. "Reputation or Soul."

Mary Alyce Blum. "Little White Lies."

Christine Eskilson. "The Reunion."

Nancy Gardner. "Death's Door."

Barb Goffman. "Go Big or Go Home."

Peter W.J. Hayes. "The Ice House."

Smita Harish Jain. "Keeping Up With the Jainses."

Cynthia Kuhn. "There Comes A Time."

Margaret Lucke. "The Devils-Work Ball." 

Lisa Q. Mathews. "Fly Me to the Morgue."

Adam Meyer. "Crime Rate."

Alan Orloff. "There Once Was a Man Named Larue."

Cynthia Sabelhaus. "Exegesis."

C.J. Verburg. "A Terrible Tragedy."

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Awards: EQMM Readers Awards


Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has announced the winners of their annual Readers Awards.  The members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society on the list are:

#10 G.M. Malliet - “The White Star”
#9 Steve Hockensmith - “Curious Incidents”
#7 Smita Harish Jain - “The Fraud of Dionysus”
#6 Joseph Walker - “The Last Man in Lafarge” 
#5 Anna Scotti - “No Legacy So Rich”
#4 David Dean - “A Season of Night” 
#2 Bill McCormick - “Demon in the Depths”
#1 Karen Harrington - “Boo Radley College Prep” 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Awards: Agathas


At Malice Domestic yesterday the winners of the Agatha Awards were announced.  The victors included:

Best Contemporary Novel
Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron

Best Children's/YA Mystery
I Play One on TV by Alan S. Orloff

Friday, April 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Left Coast Crime

 At Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque about 25 members of the Society met for breakfast.  Attached are some photos, courtesy of Kim Keeline and Robert Lopresti.

Member Publication News: Joseph Goodrich


Joseph Goodrich's novel The Paris Manuscript has been published today by Perfect Crime Books.

Awards: Crime Writers of Canada


The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for their 2022 Awards of Excellence.  Among the finalists are:


Best Crime Novella:

Marcelle Dubé. "Identity Withheld." Falcon Ridge Publishing.

Elvie Simons. "Not So Fast, Dr. Quick." Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. July/August.


Best Crime Story:

 Hilary Davidson. "Weed Man." Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. September/October.

Elizabeth Elwood. "Number 10 Marlborough Place." Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. November/December.

Charlotte Morganti. "All My Darlings." Die Laughing: An Anthology of Humorous Mysteries. 

Melissa Yi. "Dead Man's Hand." Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. March/April. 

Publication News: Crime Hits Home

 The new Mystery Writers of America anthology, Crime Hits Home, has arrived.  Stories include:

David Bart. "The World's oldest Living Detective."

Susan Breen. "Banana Island."

Steve Liskow. "Jack in a Box.

Gary Phillips. "Flip Top."

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Member Publication News: Lamont A. Turner


Lamont A. Turner's story "Semiautomatic Sinner" is available for free on the Live Novel Digest app.

Publication News: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

 Among the stories featured in the May/June issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine are:

Daniel Bartlett. "A Complicated History."

Michael Bracken. "Dead Man's Gorge."

Joseph Goodrich. "A Philosophical Difference."

Karen Harrington.  "Lucky Stars."

Smita Harish Jain.  "The Manglik Curse."

Sharyn Kolberg. “The Thesaurus of Love and Death.”  

Sylvia Warsh. "The Natural Order of Things."

Publication News: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


The May/June issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has arrived and it features:

James R. Benn. "The Refusal Camp." 

Susan Breen. "Detective Anne Boleyn."

Leslie Elman. "Renee Takes Things."

John M. Floyd. "The Dollhouse."

Joseph Goodrich. "Death in Paris."

Member Publication News: John Weagly

 Shotgun Honey
has published John Weagly's story "Easter Spam."  Read it here for free.

Member Publication News: Gerald Elias


Mystery Tribune
has published Gerald Elias's story "Honey Pot."  Read it for free here.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

New Publication: Yellow Mama

 Issue #91 of Yellow Mama has been published and is available for free here.  Among the stories are

Pam Ebel. "Sleeping with Sharks!"

Elizabeth Zelvin.  "Suds in the Bucket."

Publication News: Groovy Gumshoes


 Down & Out released a new short story collection titled GROOVY GUMSHOES: PRIVATE EYES IN THE PSYCHEDELIC SIXTIES edited by Michael Bracken.  It features:

Jack Bates. "Creaky Jonah."

N. M. Cedeño. "Nice Girls Don't." 

Steve Liskow. "The Ugly."

Adam Meyer. "Sons of Soundview" 

Stephen D. Rogers. "Undercase G."

Mark Troy. "Sundown Town."

Andrew Welsh-Huggins. "Building Something Better."