Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Going Postal: The Particular Pleasures of Workplace Murders” (by Meredith Anthony)

When it comes to different lines of work, Meredith Anthony has known more than most people. She’s a humorist whose work has appeared in MAD Magazine and Hysteria; she’s done stand-up comedy; she was the writer and partner for the Spilled Milk collection of … Continue reading

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“From Noir to Julius” (by Dave Zeltserman)

 Dave Zeltserman’s crime-noir novels Small Crimes and Pariah were both selected by The Washington Post as best books of the year. His short story “Julius Katz” won the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for best P.I. story, and a second story in that series, … Continue reading

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“Where Does It Happen?” (by Terrie Farley Moran)

Terrie Farley Moran is a short-story writer published in EQMM, AHMM, and a number of mystery anthologies. In 2009, one of her stories earned a place on the Best American Mystery Stories Distinguished Mysteries list. She is not only a writer of short … Continue reading

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In my last post I said I wished there was more talk of the work of classic authors in the field at mystery conventions. One writer who ought to be considered a luminary of the genre, and worthy of such … Continue reading

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