Monthly Archives: May 2023

Edward D. Hoch, the Accidental Poet (by Andrew McAleer)

Andrew McAleer is the author of 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists and a co-editor of the anthology Edgar & Shamus Go Golden. In that volume, as he notes in the following post, he included a story by his father, John McAleer, that … Continue reading

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A Lazy Trope of Contemporary TV Crime Shows (by Kevin Mims)

An essayist, short story writer, and popular-fiction aficionado, Kevin Mims frequently contributes to this site. In this post, he reveals something he hasn’t alluded to before—his childhood love of model trains. Adult model-train enthusiasts were common in past generations, but … Continue reading

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Judge Crater, Call Your Office: The Curious Disappearance of a Prohibition Era Judge (by Kate Hohl)

Kate Hohl makes her fiction debut in the Department of First Stories of our current issue (May/June 2023) with the evocative historical crime story “The Body in Cell Two.” She’s clearly well versed in history, including famous true crime cases, … Continue reading

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It’s my pleasure this week to herald the return of our photo gallery of events surrounding the Edgar Allan Poe Awards in New York City and the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland! The festivities all kicked off for the … Continue reading

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