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Review: The Disappeared: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box

Game Warden Joe Pickett has a new boss. Above her is a new boss as well as Wyoming has a newly elected Governor. Governor Colter Allen and Pickett recently got off on the wrong foot. Pickett isn’t thrilled that he has been summoned to meet the Governor’s plane on landing in Saddlestring.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 11, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

SMFS Blog Guest Post

The power and legacy of Bill Crider, B.K. Stevens, Mike Slive, and more can be found in this guest post by Debra H. Goldstein.

Guest Post: The Mentoring Impact of Simple Acts of Kindness by Debra H. Goldstein …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 6, 2018 at 2:25am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Cone on by as today Aubrey Hamilton is reviewing The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer by Cathy Ace.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 5, 2018 at 3:17am — No Comments

It Has Begun---SMFS SHORT STORY SATURDAYS!

We of the Short Mystery Fiction Society just concluded celebrating International Short Story Month by sharing 39 stories from 31 members. The celebration this year garnered so much interest that we decided we would start doing SMFS Short Story Saturdays. Each Saturday, one of our SMFS list members will share…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 3, 2018 at 2:14am — No Comments

FFB Review for June 1, 2018

Following my review yesterday of The Disappeared: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box, I blew the dust off my review from July 2014 of his short story collection, Shots Fired: Stories From Joe Pickett Country. The review runs again today as part of the FFB…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 2, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Disappeared: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box

My review of  The Disappeared: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 2, 2018 at 11:26am — No Comments

Short Story Month Bonus Day

The official end of Short Story Month was yesterday, but we of the SMFS decided to add an extra day. One of our newest members, Lisa Clarfella shares two stories today. Her involvement means that this year our Short Story Month celebration on the SMFS blog featured 39 stories from 31 authors.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 2, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

WANTED: DEAD (BODIE KENDRICK--BOUNTY HUNTER BOOK 5) by Wayne D. Dundee

Every western from Wayne D. Dundee has  a major mystery element to it. That is certainly true of my review subject today, WANTED: DEAD (BODIE KENDRICK--BOUNTY HUNTER BOOK 5). …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 2, 2018 at 11:18am — No Comments

Other Markets For Your Mystery Fiction

SMFS list member Jacqueline Seewalld has a guest post on other market possibilities for your mystery short stories. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 2, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

Men in Love and War

 

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Added by Victoria Dougherty on May 30, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Men in Love and War

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Added by Victoria Dougherty on May 30, 2018 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the New Year Dragon

Today on the blog I review the latest from author Angela Crider Neary titled,  Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the New Year Dragon.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2018 at 10:31am — No Comments

New Short Story venture Regarding Mystery and Crime Fiction

The news is already up on our blog, but in case you have not heard SMFS Member Peter DiChellis has a new venture celebrating mystery and crime fiction in the short story form. Links to stories, reviews, books, and more. You can check out the first two issues at https://shortwalkdarkstreet.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/short-walk-1/

Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

2018 Shamus Award SMFS Member Nominees

As President of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, I am very pleased to officially announce that we have two members up for the Shamus Award in the “Best P. I. Short Story” category this year. Our member nominees are Robert S. Levinson and Paul D. Marks. The SMFS congratulates our member…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 29, 2018 at 3:29am — No Comments

FFB Review for May 25, 2018

Aubrey Hamilton is back with another FFB Review. This week she reviews A LITTLE DARLING, DEAD by Jonathan Escott writing as Jack. S. Scott. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 3:42am — No Comments

TEXAS TWO-STEP by Michael Pool.

My review TEXAS TWO-STEP by Michael Pool. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 1:37am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey Hamilton reviews DOUBLE WIDE by Leo W. Banks. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 1:35am — No Comments

FFB Review for May 18, 2018

Barry Ergang reviews the short story collection, THIEVES DOZEN by Donald E. Westlake for Friday's Forgotten Books.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 1:32am — No Comments

FREE Book Alert

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

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