Tag Archives: adventure

“Crime Research: Behind the Facade” (by Howard Halstead)

Howard Halstead’s outstanding fiction debut, “Limelight,” was published in our Department of First Stories in January 2014. His second story for us, “A Dark Symmetry,” is featured in July 2015—on sale this week! Another Halstead short story, in which he … Continue reading

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MYSTERIOUS VOYAGES

These days I’m not much of a traveler; it generally takes a business commitment to get me to leave home. It’s not that I don’t like being in new—and even exotic—places. I do. It’s just that getting there is no … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence Day With a Story

The Fourth of July is a time Americans celebrate freedom, but the date also marks an important ideological expansion of a war, since the Declaration of Independence made clear that the conflict was not simply an internal rebellion within the … Continue reading

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“The Secret of the Ageless Girl” (by Leigh Lundin)

In a sequel to his post of May 7, award-winning short-story writer and blogger Leigh Lundin revisits another beloved character of the Stratemeyer Syndicate.—Janet Hutchings “Why are you doing this to me?” Nancy struggled against her bonds. “All these years, … Continue reading

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“Writing to the Edge” (by Sandi Ault)

Adventure is a mystery-crossover category that we haven’t discussed much yet on this blog, but we’re correcting that today. Sandi Ault’s series of novels featuring Jamaica Wild, a Bureau of Land Management agent, are chock full of adventure, as EQMM … Continue reading

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“Engaging an Audience: Components of the Thriller Writer’s Art” (by Mike Cooper)

Joining us this week is Mike Cooper, one of our 2012 Barry Award nominees, for the short story “Whiz Bang” (EQMM Sept/Oct 2011). That stellar story is a locked-room mystery, but its author is better known as a thriller writer. Mike Cooper … Continue reading

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