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“Edgar, Agatha, Hammett, Glauser—and Me” (by Mary Tannert)

Translators are the unsung heroes of the literary world. What they do requires not just knowledge of the language to be translated from but a writerly feel for the language they are translating to. Mary Tannert fits that bill. A … Continue reading

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“What is it about magic? Does the paranormal belong in mystery fiction?” by Elizabeth Zelvin

There’s been a big shift in readers’ perceptions of what belongs in the mystery and crime-fiction genre over the past decade. Here to talk about one area in which the boundaries have been expanded is Elizabeth Zelvin, who has recently … Continue reading

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Contributions from the Classics

2012 has seen celebrations around the world of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812—June 9, 1870). It had been my intention to blog about Dickens this week. He’s one of the great writers in history … Continue reading

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IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T FOUND THEM YET

For nearly two years, EQMM has been producing monthly podcasts of stories from the magazine’s archives. Most often, they are readings by the authors; sometimes full or partial dramatizations are featured. A couple of authors have composed and performed music … Continue reading

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“Location, Location, Location” (by Marilyn Todd)

In my June 6th post “Taking Us There” I discussed settings from the standpoint of the character-like role they can play in a story. Marilyn Todd comes at the subject from a different angle—seeing setting as a source of inspiration. … Continue reading

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“A Story Is a Story Is a Story” (by Tom Tolnay)

Tom Tolnay’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of national consumer magazines, in literary magazines, and in magazines in the mystery and fantasy fields such as EQMM and AHMM. This week he talks about the recurring attempt to separate … Continue reading

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Taking Us There

Many of my own happy memories of Ed Hoch resurfaced with Doug Greene’s post about the much-missed author on this blog last week. Ed and I spoke almost every week over the seventeen years we worked together as writer and … Continue reading

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“Memories of Ed” (by Doug Greene)

There are many ways in which individuals can make contributions to the field of mystery and suspense fiction other than by writing the stories and novels we love to read. In recent years, conventions such as Bouchercon and Malice Domestic … Continue reading

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