Category Archives: Mystery

2019 Anthony Awards Eligible Titles

Anthony Awards Eligible* for Bouchercon 31 October – 3 November 2019 in Dallas, TX. Ballots due Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Select 1-5 titles per category on your Ballot Best Novel Best First Novel Best Paperback Original Best Short Story Best … Continue reading

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Agatha Award Eligible Titles for Malice Domestic 31

Agatha Award Eligible* for Malice Domestic 31, 3-5 May 2019 in Bethesda, MD. Eligible means published in 2018. Best Contemporary Novel Best Historical Best First Novel Best Nonfiction Best Short Story Best Children/ Young Adult *Check this site periodically, since … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Company Files 2: The Naming Game

At seven minutes past the hour while reviewing the classified documents at his desk, one of the two colored phones, the beige one, rang. He placed the receiver next to his ear, closed the folder, and waited for the caller’s … Continue reading

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A Different Bronx Tale

A conspiracy that involves Fascists, Nazis, the Vatican, and the mystery starts in the Bronx. Conspiracy theories coupled with international intrigue make for a compelling premise. Frank Carbone, a weekend drinker, is helpless as he watches his nephew Willie fall … Continue reading

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2018 Anthony Award Eligible Titles

This list is not exhaustive. I’d suggest readers reference Steph Post’s Anthony 2018 page or Do Some Damage (A) indicates a title also nominated for an Agatha Award. For anthologies, I name the editors. If I’ve understood the rules right, … Continue reading

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Killing Malmon is Kenny from South Park meets Groundhog Day

Poor Malmon! Dan Malmon is a cross between Kenny from South Park and Phil in Groundhog Day. He dies somehow every time. 30 creative crime fiction writers had a lot of fun chalking the outline around Mr. Malmon. You know … Continue reading

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Everton is a noir version of George Bailey’s Bedford Falls

The Night of the Flood is a collection of fourteen stories framed around a catastrophic flood in the fictional town of Everton, Pennsylvania. Misdirection is already afoot since the flood is not a natural disaster, but an act of vengeance … Continue reading

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