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“The True Story Behind The Writing of ‘The Duelist'” (by David Dean)

Over the nearly thirty years in which David Dean has been contributing stories to EQMM, he’s proved popular with the magazine’s readers. In 2007 he took first place for the EQMM Readers Award with “Ibrahim’s Eyes”; in 2012 he came … Continue reading

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“Through a Title, Darkly” (by Mark Stevens)

Mark Stevens is a former reporter and TV news producer who also spent many years in school public relations before starting his own communications firm. He’s the author of the Allison Coil mystery novels, set in the Colorado Rockies, and … Continue reading

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“Herman Wouk and the Men Who Wrote the Seventies” (by Kevin Mims)

An award-nominated fiction writer and short-story contributor to EQMM, Kevin Mims is also well-known as an essayist. He has contributed several previous posts to this site, and today he offers some reflections in homage to Herman Wouk and the decade … Continue reading

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“On Sara Gran’s Claire DeWitt and the Nature of Truth in Detective Fiction” (by Chad Baker)

In the days when EQMM had a Department of Second Stories, legal-aid attorney Chad Baker would have qualified. He makes his EQMM debut in our current issue, May/June 2019, with the story “The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace.” Previously, he … Continue reading

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2019 EDGARS AND MALICE PHOTO GALLERY

Spring of 2019 turned out to be a very special awards season for the Dell mystery magazines. Not only were our Readers Award winners all graduates of EQMM’s Department of First Stories, EQMM stories won both the Edgar Allan Poe … Continue reading

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“The Other Face” (by Pat Black)

Pat Black makes his EQMM debut in our current issue (May/June 2019) and we have more of his work coming up. His stories have also been published in a number of anthologies, including Northern Crime One. He was the runner-up … Continue reading

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“Me and Mister Sherlock” (by Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW)

Batya Swift Yasgur has been contributing regularly to our blog this year. The award-winning author got her start as a fiction writer in the pages of EQMM, in our Department of First Stories. Her latest story for us is January/February … Continue reading

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“A Writing Career: What Does It Mean?” by Brendan DuBois

EQMM is very proud to say that Brendan DuBois debuted in our Department of First Stories. Usually, in introducing someone who has appeared in that department, I go on to say something about how their career has progressed. Brendan does … Continue reading

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“The Legacy of Editor Queen” (by Laird Blackwell)

A professor emeritus at Sierra Nevada College, where he taught for over thirty years, and currently a teacher of  literature at Tahoe Expedition Academy, Laird Blackwell is an expert on detective fiction. His 2018 book The Metaphysical Mysteries of G.K. … Continue reading

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“Murder Becomes Her: 10 Captivating Female Killers in Fiction” (by Sophia Huneycutt)

A San Francisco-area resident who works as a freelance copywriter, Sophia Huneycutt makes her fiction debut with the very contemporary and timely story “A Perfect Life,” in our current issue, March/April 2019. There’s been a lot written in recent years … Continue reading

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