This week Dark Fire published P.M. Raymond's story "Gotcha."
From the group keeping mystery & crime stories in the public eye since 1996
Robert Lopresti. "The Suicide Club."
Vicki Weisfeld. "Evidence."
Liz Pierce. "Un-Hexing Helga."
Lyn Worthen (editor). "Wielding Quiet Magic."
The new book Summer Bludgeon includes
"Double Play." Bev Vincent.
"Worse Things" by Joseph S. Walker.
Michael Bracken and Sandra Murphy. "Sit. Stay. Die."
Richard Helms. "Zoodunit."
William Burton McCormick. "Myrna Loy versus the Third Reich."
Robert Lopresti. "The Lord of Falling Objects."
Josh Pachter. "Vampire Shift."
J.M. Taylor. "Florence Uglietta Solari: A Full Life in 19 Fragments."
Elizabeth Zelvin. Death Will Take the High Line."
Steve Liskow. "Full Automatic."
Josh Pachter. "My Shit's Fucked Up."
Kevin Burton Smith. "Bill Lee."
Pam Ebel. "Dead Men Don't Text."
Shari Held. "Two Little Words."
Merrilee Robson. "Why I Left the House that Smelled of Death."
The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the Shamus Award nominees. Congratulations to these members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
Best PI Paperback
Andrew Welsh-Huggins. An Empty Grave.
Best PI Short Story
Michael Bracken. "Disposable Women."
Richard Helms. "Sweeps Week."
Joan Leotta's story "Dead, Dying, Gone," is available for free at
Punk Noir Magazine.