Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Inspired to Travel!” (by Joan Richter)

Not many mystery writers can claim to have had Ellery Queen as their writing instructor, but Joan Richter was not only a student but a star pupil of Frederic Dannay (half the Ellery Queen team). He liked her work so … Continue reading

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This is my first post since the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and that day always seems to bring to mind for me some of the ways that words, both in literature and ordinary life, can impact social change. In … Continue reading

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“The Writer Cop” (by O’Neil De Noux)

O’Neil De Noux has been a regular contributor to EQMM for more than twenty years. He’s written both historical mysteries and contemporary police procedurals for us, and his wider work includes science fiction and mainstream historicals. His superb sense of … Continue reading

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“What Happens Next Is F-Sharp” (by Stephen Ross)

Stephen Ross made his fiction debut in EQMM’s Department of First Stories in June 2006. Since then, he’s gone on to write many fine stories in the mystery and science fiction genres, including one for AHMM in 2010 (“Monsieur Alice … Continue reading

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