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BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by BJ Bourg is again currently available as a FREE read over at Amazon. I first told you about this one back in April 2016 in my…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 21, 2018 at 5:47am — No Comments

2018 Derringer Award Winners Announced!

As President of the Shorty Mystery Fiction Society, it gives me great pleasure to share the news of our 2018 Derringer Award winners.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 3:39am — No Comments

Review: Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Issue One

Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Issue One opens with a note from editors John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe stating that their magazine will focus on mystery short stories. In addition to publishing the occasional classic piece from decades ago, they will publish quality mystery stories regardless of…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 3:17am — No Comments

Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: March 2018

The issue opens with “Love On The Rocks” by Steve Liskow. The Monday night football game is on so Karin is hoping for good tips.  She is in school so every dime helps which is why she is good at her job and pays attention to all of her customers. Working only three nights a week while classes are in…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Review: Debt Crusher: A Novella by Michael Pool

Cam Reynolds has a simple job. Collect the money owed to his boss, Tommy, Jr. He is the son of the legendary and now deceased mob boss, Tom Colcetti. The kid may not value him as much as his father did, but the kid is keeping the family business going and Cam still has a job. Though it is not the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

Review: The Right Wrong Number: An Ed Earl Burch Novel by Jim Nesbitt

It has been several years since the events of The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel and private detective Ed Earl Burch still carries those scars and many more. Many of those scars haunt his dreams and daylight memories often inspired by drinking, smoking, or the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

Review: The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

As The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery begins, Forensic Archeologist Ruth Galloway is beneath the surface of the ground and not happy about it. She is in one of the many tunnels that are passageways below Norwhich. She does not like small spaces as it is and being underground…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments

Celebrating Short Story Month

We of the Short Mystery Fiction Society continue to celebrate and honor the mystery short story. Member Mary Red shares two short stories for your reading pleasure. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:29am — No Comments

Review: August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

With twelve million dollars in the bank and after a year sabbatical overseas, August Snow has  returned home to the house he grew up in the “Mexicantown” area of Detroit Michigan. The old neighborhood, much like the rest of Detroit, has taken a beating and is struggling to survive. August Snow has do ne his…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments

May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month.  We at SMFS celebrating by sharing the works of our SMFS list members that are available to read online for free. After all, the short story in the mystery genre, is the reason for our existence.



Patricia Dusenbury got the month started on our…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 13, 2018 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Review: Desert Heat, Desert Cold And Other Tales Of The West by Charlie Steel

Filled with previously published tales as well as new ones Desert Heat, Desert Cold And Other Tales Of The West by Charlie Steel takes you back to the old days of the west. Before society theoretically “evolved” and decided to do better by orphan children and the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 13, 2018 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey is back on the blog with her customary review for Monday. Today she reviews DEAD COLD by Claire Stibbe. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 26, 2018 at 3:01am — No Comments

FFB Review for April 22, 2018

Guest reviewer Aubrey Hamilton took a turn at FFB reviewing as she reviewed COFFIN CORNER by Dell Shannon.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 26, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

My review of August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 24, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Guest Post by Lisa Lieberman

Please welcome author Lisa Lieberman to the blog. Among other books, she is the author of the Cara Walden series of historical mysteries which started with All The Wrong Places. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 24, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

2018 Derringer Award Finalists

As President of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, I am pleased to share the news, as announced onlist by our 2018 Derringer Coordinator Jay Hartman, of our 2018 Derringer Award Finalists.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2018 at 11:54am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Monday means Aubrey Hamilton is on the blog with another review. This week she reviews ONLY THE RAIN by Randall Silvis.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

FFB Review for April 13, 2018

My review of HARD TRAIL TO SOCORRO by Wayne Dunde.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2018 at 11:52am — No Comments

Review: The Wanted: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel by Robert Crais

Devon Connor knows her son, Tyson, is up to something. She thinks that her son is involved with drug dealers in some way as she has found money and more in his room including a Rolex. She wants private detective Elvis Cole to find out what her son is doing.

 

It does not take the world’s…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 12, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey Hamilton reviews DESERT VENGEANCE by Betty Webb at…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 12, 2018 at 10:46am — No Comments

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