Two SMFS list members are published in the Mystery Magazine: January 2023 issue. The read is available in print and digital formats from Amazon. The members in the issue are:
Vinnie Hansen with “Criminal Little Secrets.”
J.R. Parsons with “An Artless Theft.” (A You-Solve-It)
At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers. The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
★ In this issue;★
Our cover feature “A Black Dog For A White Monkey” by T K. Howell presents a classic noir as a bed-bound shamus attempts to solve the disappearance of an heiress.
“Neon City” by Mia Dalia delivers a classic noir with a twist. Movie industry, jealously, lookalikes, and one private detective caught up in it all.
“Leaves In A Forest” by A.E. Pittman: Conrad was ordered to take charge of a homicide on his first shift as a detective, for a crime scene that made no sense. And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, he met his new partner.
In “The Fear Dreams” by Delee Fromm, a dream interpreter makes his fortune conning clients out of their life savings, that is, until he becomes the victim.
“A Simple Misunderstanding” by Peter Thompson: In this comic mystery, Tate and his friend Fred's night goes from bad to much worse, while searching for Tate's stolen Great Dane, Clarence.
“Accidents Will Happen” by Rima S. Riedel: George has his hands full with his old harridan of an Aunt Georgina her dog, Pookie Poo. He's finally had enough.
“Criminal Little Secrets” by Vinnie Hansen: South Dakota. 1966. When twelve-year-old Virginia is farmed out to work for the Schultzes for the summer, her nasty habit collides with Mr. Schultz's secret.
“Rules” by C. Flynt: “Me and Suzy planned out everything, except that no caper follows the plan.”
“An Artless Theft” A You-Solve-It by J.R. Parsons: Detective Sheila Stone is faced with a puzzling art theft and one very important question. Why would the robbers leave the most valuable artwork behind?
Custom Cover Art By Robin Grenville Evans