Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Living with the Ghosts of Halloween” (by Toni L. P. Kelner)

Agatha Award winning author Toni L. P. Kelner has written several stories for EQMM, including two pirate tales. How appropriate, then, that she’s blogging for us on Halloween, when many of the costumed villains appearing at your doors will, no … Continue reading

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“Engaging an Audience: Components of the Thriller Writer’s Art” (by Mike Cooper)

Joining us this week is Mike Cooper, one of our 2012 Barry Award nominees, for the short story “Whiz Bang” (EQMM Sept/Oct 2011). That stellar story is a locked-room mystery, but its author is better known as a thriller writer. Mike Cooper … Continue reading

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Are you an iPad user?

If so, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer good only through Sunday, October 28. By special arrangement with Zinio Newsstand, all new subscribers can get a three-month trial subscription to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine at 25% off the regular … Continue reading

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“The American Regional Mystery” (by Marvin Lachman)

Last week’s post inspired some discussion on the role of fans within the mystery community.  This week’s guest post is by one of our genre’s most distinguished fans, Marvin Lachman. In addition to the work he mentions in his post, Marv … Continue reading

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Bouchercon XLIII

Last week I was in Cleveland for the forty-third Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, or (as everyone knows it) Bouchercon.  I imagine most readers of this blog are already familiar with Bouchercon, the yearly gathering of mystery fans, writers, … Continue reading

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“Writing About What You Want to Know” (by Janice Law)

An Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee for her mystery fiction, Janice Law has always also written mainstream novels and stories, so her perspective on fiction writing is wide. She has taught writing, and she blogs regularly on Janice Law, writer, … Continue reading

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