Monthly Archives: November 2017

“Bonner Krimi Archiv Sekundärliteratur—BOKAS—Bonn Archives of Secondary Literature on Crime & Mystery Fiction: A Self Portrait” by Thomas Przybilka

Thomas Przybilka is a key figure in German crime fiction, beginning his career in the genre working as a bookseller, then establishing the archives he discusses in this post, the “Bonner Krimi Archiv Sekundärliteratur” (BoKAS) (Archive of Secondary Literature on Crime … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Fiction, Genre, Guest, History, International | Leave a comment

“The Thanksgiving Chicken” by Edward D. Hoch

Perhaps the only Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America who was known almost exclusively as a short-story writer, Edward D. Hoch nearly single-handedly kept the classical whodunit alive at short-story length through the last decades of the twentieth … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MORE BOUCHERCON MEMORIES

Here’s Michael Bracken and Josh Pachter, photo courtesy of Temple Walker. In case you missed it, our full Bouchercon recap can be found here.

Posted in Conventions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“The Big Idea” (by David Dean)

David Dean blogged for this site just last month. We are delighted to have him back with a post that displays a side of him readers of his fiction don’t often see. His dark, sometimes chilling fiction has earned an … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

ONE FOR OUR HIGHLIGHTS LIST

The 2017 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, in Toronto, Canada, concluded more than three weeks ago. Normally, we post photos soon after a convention, but this year the whole experience of Bouchercon was so powerful that I felt unable to post … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Conventions, Ellery Queen, International, Magazine, Readers, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Rock ’n Rail: Take the Quiz, or, The Peak Hour Commute Seen Through the Eyes of a Mystery Writer” (by V.S. Kemanis)

V.S. Kemanis has had a varied career in the law and the arts. As an attorney, she has been a criminal prosecutor, a civil litigator, and the supervising editor of decisions for an appellate court. Her short fiction has appeared … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Guest, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment