Monthly Archives: May 2013

“The Wonderful, Terrible, Mysterious West” (by Susan Salzer)

When Susan Salzer’s March/April 2012 story “The Saint of Pox Island” was named a finalist for the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award this spring, we did a search of EQMM’s 72-year-long awards list (which you can find here, on … Continue reading

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Are you starting to put together your summer-reading list? If you have an e-reader, you’ll find it easy to download and enjoy EQMM while traveling. And to gear up, Magzter is running a Memorial Day Weekend sale for our title. … Continue reading

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“Writing to the Edge” (by Sandi Ault)

Adventure is a mystery-crossover category that we haven’t discussed much yet on this blog, but we’re correcting that today. Sandi Ault’s series of novels featuring Jamaica Wild, a Bureau of Land Management agent, are chock full of adventure, as EQMM … Continue reading

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“Collecting Detective Fiction” (by Martin Edwards)

The Ellery Queen Collection of Mystery and Detective Fiction, housed at the University of Texas’s Harry Ransom Center, derives from the personal libraries of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee (though primarily from the rare-book collection of the former). It … Continue reading

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Last week the Mystery Writers of America held its annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards banquet in Manhattan. Each year, writers come from all across the country to attend this formal dinner and the many parties, signings, and panel discussions that … Continue reading

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