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MYSTERY ART

I spent part of this week looking over comments on the Readers Award ballots EQMM received for the 2015 awards. One reader suggested that we institute an award for artwork—covers, interiors, or both. In general, I think honoring artists is … Continue reading

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“What I Know” (by Steven Gore)

Steven Gore last posted on this site on July 8, 2015, just as the EQMM issue that contained his story “Black Rock” was going on sale. The private investigator turned author of short stories and seven novels (the latest of … Continue reading

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“Report from Baker Street” (by Steve Steinbock)

Steve Steinbock is well known to EQMM readers. He has been the magazine’s regular book reviewer since 2011 (relieved twice a year by longtime EQMM reviewer Jon L. Breen). In EQMM’s March/April 2010 double issue he debuted as a fiction … Continue reading

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“Drunks on Character” (by Suzanne Berube Rorhus)

Suzanne Rorhus got her start as a writer in EQMM’s Department of First Stories in May 2013. Since then, her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Memphis Noir. Her next EQMM story, “Cletus Vanderbilt and the Theft of Lord … Continue reading

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“Faster, Miss Marple! Kill! Kill!” (by Catherine Robson)

Catherine Robson’s accomplished debut fiction, the short story “Just Desserts,” appears in EQMM’s January 2016 issue, in the Department of First Stories. The Southern California native is a lifelong fan of the mystery in all of its forms, as is … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EQMM

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM EQMM

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OUR DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Last week, EQMM January 2016, the first issue in our 75th year in continuous publication, went on sale. I hope you’ve seen it! In celebration of this diamond anniversary year, special features are planned for each of the 2016 issues. … Continue reading

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“A Great Book, but Please Don’t Read It” (by W. Edward Blain)

Ted Blain (whose fiction byline is W. Edward Blain) has been a contributor to EQMM for twenty years this month, having debuted for our magazine with December 1995’s “The Director’s Notes.” “The All-Nighter,” his latest EQMM tale and his first … Continue reading

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“The Good, the Bad, and the Criminally Stupid” (by Rob Brunet)

Rob Brunet turned to writing crime fiction after running a “digital-media boutique” for twenty years. His short fiction and reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including the Toronto Standard, Shotgun Honey, and the latest Bouchercon anthology, Murder Under … Continue reading

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