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“The Importance of Titles” (by Josh Pachter)

Josh Pachter is a frequent contributor to EQMM as both a writer and translator. In both of those capacities he’s found titles an inspiration, as he explains in this post. He’s also a prolific anthologist whose most recent books include … Continue reading

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“The Secret Lagoon” (by Josh Pachter)

Josh Pachter’s story “The Secret Lagoon” appears in EQMM’s current issue (September/October 2019). Readers are often curious not only about where authors get their ideas but about how a story comes together. In this post, we get a look at … Continue reading

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“Fifty Years After the Fair”: Josh Pachter—Author, Translator, and Dedicated Mystery Fan—Interviewed by Editor Janet Hutchings on His 50th Anniversary With EQMM

Janet Hutchings: EQMM always takes pleasure in following the careers of writers who got their start in our Department of First Stories, but it isn’t often that we have the opportunity to look back on a fifty-year run of top-notch … Continue reading

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“The Misadventures of Ellery Queen” (by Josh Pachter and Dale C. Andrews)

In the mid twentieth century, critic and writer Anthony Boucher said (in the New York Times): “Ellery Queen is the American detective story.” But despite the enormous popularity of the Ellery Queen novels, stories, radio plays, TV shows, and movies during the … Continue reading

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“Partners in Crime” (by Josh Pachter)

Josh Pachter hardly needs introduction to readers of this site. He has posted here several times, and his name is also seen frequently in the pages of EQMM, as both a translator for our Passport to Crime department and as … Continue reading

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“A Long Time Ago in an Emirate Far, Far Away . . .” (by Josh Pachter)

The author of more than four dozen published short stories and numerous translations, Josh Pachter has long been a valued contributor to EQMM. His stories typically have interesting settings, a result of his wide-ranging travels. In this post, he talks … Continue reading

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“Translating is Gezellig” by Josh Pachter

The last time Josh Pachter posted on this site he talked about his lifelong love affair with EQMM. This time he provides a fascinating look at the process of literary translation. He is himself a writer of fiction, with some … Continue reading

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“Looking Back on a Half-Century Love Affair with EQMM” (by Josh Pachter)

Josh Pachter falls into an unofficial group connected to EQMM that he doesn’t mention in the following post: most valued friends of the magazine.  He started out in the category we treasure most of all: devoted EQMM reader. From there, by the trail of events … Continue reading

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Is it Real or is it Fictionex? (by Rebecca K. Jones)

Rebecca K. Jones made her fiction debut in EQMM’s Department of First Stories in September/October 2009 with a story cowritten with her father, frequent EQMM contributor and translator Josh Pachter.  This month, her first novel, Steadying the Ark, was published. … Continue reading

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Winners and Answers to EQMM’s 80th Anniversary Trivia Contest

One of the things that struck me most forcefully within my first few months as the editor of EQMM was the dedication of our magazine’s fans. The 1991 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Pasadena, California occurred during EQMM’s fiftieth anniverary … Continue reading

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