Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Little Big News: Art takes home Agatha

Congratulations to Art Taylor who won the Agatha Award at last night's Malice Domestic banquet.  The prize was for "Parallel Play," hist story in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warnings. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Big News: The Best stories of 2016, says me.

Over at SleuthSayers I list the 13 best mystery stories of the year, culled from this page, of course.  Two are from the book at right.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Little Big News: Shanks Goes Rogue

"Shanks Goes Rogue" appears in the May issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, on sale next week.  it is his ninth appearance there, and my 26th.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Little Big News: My 25th encounter with Alfred Hitchcock

The July/August issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine is on newsstands now (and available for purchase on the web).  It starts with "Shooting at Firemen," my 25th appearance in that distinguished journal.  You can read the backstory here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Little Big News: Today in MYSTERY HISTORY

I started a new blog this week, reporting every day on some event in the history of mystery fiction.  Read it here or read about it at SleuthSayers.  Hope to see you there, everyday.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

LIttle Big News: Edgar Nominations

Congrats to all:


"Marley’s Revolution" – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by John C. Boland (Dell Magazines)
"Tomorrow’s Dead" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by David Dean (Dell Magazines)
"The Adakian Eagle" – Down These Strange Streets by Bradley Denton (Penguin Group USA – Ace Books)
"Lord John and the Plague of Zombies" – Down These Strange Streets by Diana Gabaldon (Penguin Group USA – Ace Books)
"The Case of Death and Honey" – A Study in Sherlock by Neil Gaiman (Random House Publishing Group – Bantam Books)
"The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Peter Turnbull (Dell Magazines)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sunday, March 6, 2011

LIttle Big News: Derringer Nominees

The Short Mystery Fiction Society has listed their nominees for best stories of 2010. Congratulations to all!

Flash Story (-1000 words)

"Blues in the Night," by Carol Kilgore, *Dark Valentine*, May 2010

"Homeless," by Patricia Morin, *MYSTERY MONTAGE*, 2010

"Stick a Needle in My Eye," by Julia Madeleine, *Powder Burn Flash*No. 302, May 5, 2010

"The Book Signing," by Kathy Kencharik, *THIN ICE: CRIME STORIES BYNEW ENGLAND WRITERS*, 2010

"The Unknown Substance," by Jane Hammons, *A Twist of Noir*, Dec.27, 2010

Short Story (1001 - 4000 words)

"My Asshole Brother" by Eric Beetner, *A Twist of Noir,* May 7, 2010

"Seventy-hours of Less" by Michael J. Solender, *A Twist of Noir,* April 23, 2010

"Broken Down on the Bonneville Flats" by Jack Bates, *Beat to a Pulp,* October 17, 2010

"Angel of Mercy" by David Price, *Beat to a Pulp,* Jan. 31, 2010

"Pewter Badge" by Michael J. Solender, *Yellow Mama," August, 2010.

Long Story (4001 - 8000 words)

"A Tour of the Tower," by Christine Poulson, *Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine*, March/April 2010

"Care of the Circumcised Penis," by Sean Doolittle, *THUGLIT PRESENTS: BLOOD, GUTS, AND WHISKEY*, 2010

"Interpretation of Murder," by B. K. Stevens, *Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine*, December 2010

"Silicon Kings," by Richard Helms, *The Back Alley Webzine*, April 2010

" The Little Nogai Boy," by R. T. Lawton, *Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine*, September 2010

Novelette (8001 - 17,500 words)

"Deserters," by Chris Muessig, *Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine*, March 2010

"Rearview Mirror," by Art Taylor, *Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine*, March 2010

"The Gods for Vengeance Cry," by Richard Helms, *Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine*, November 2010

"The Man With One Eye," by Stephen Ross, *Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine*, December 2010

"The Scent of Lilacs," by Doug Allyn, *Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine*, September/October 2010

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LIttle Big News: HItchock and I

I have a story in the current (May) issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. "Why" is my seventeenth appearance there, and next month marks thirty years since my first. Time flies.

I wrote a piece about why and how I wrote "Why" and you can find it at Criminal Brief.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Little Big News: Agatha Nominations

Malice Domestic has announced the nominees for the Agatha Awards of 2011. Here are story nominations. Congratulations to all.

"Swing Shift" by Dana Cameron, Crimes by Moonlight(Berkley)
"Size Matters" by Sheila Connolly, Thin Ice (LevelBest Books)
"Volunteer of the Year" by Barb Goffman,Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin' (Wildside Press)
"So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini, ElleryQueen Mystery Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2010
"The Green Cross" by Liz Zelvin, Ellery QueenMystery Magazine - August 2010

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Big News: Edgar Nominations

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar Nominations. Here are the short story nods:

"The Scent of Lilacs" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)
"The Plot" – First Thrills by Jeffery Deaver (Tom Doherty – Forge Books)
"A Good Safe Place" – Thin Ice by Judith Green (Level Best Books)
"Monsieur Alice is Absent" – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
by Stephen Ross (Dell Magazines)
"The Creative Writing Murders" – Dark End of the Street by Edmund White (Bloomsbury)

And the winner of the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for best first story is
"Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Evan Lewis (Dell Magazines)

Congratulations to all!

Friday, January 7, 2011

LIttle Big News: Year in review

If you are curious about the best stories of 2010 I have helpfully provided a complete list. Well, a list of my favorites anyway. The list is at Criminal Brief.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

LIttle Big News

Welcome to my new blog. Its mission is clear: there aren't enough places that review mystery short stories, so here is one more. Each week I will review the best story I have read in the last seven days. It might be new, it might be an old one I missed, it might even be a reread of a classic.

If you are inspired, send me a review of the best mystery short you read this week. If I like the review I will put it up here too. Together we can make all the authors of mystery shorts rich and famous. Or have fun, anyway.

Thanks for joining me.