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 session means she really has to work to make the money. The bar is loud, but she can still hear what some folks are talking about in the bar. She can overhear things that maybe she shouldn’t.
Molly Sullivan isn’t exactly what Barb is asking as “The Woman Who Sat On A House” by John H. Dromey begins. Barb has suspicions about a neighbor and his activities. She is sure that Parker Trent is trouble. Hopefully, Molly listened as she is supposed to house sit for Barb while she is gone for a few days around the Fourth of July. A murder might complicate things.
Josh Pachter is up next with “Bill Posters Will Be Prosecuted.” William and Evangeline Posters are in London on a holiday and have been making the museum circuit. She has had enough of the museums and wants to go shopping at Harrods as they had agreed. It is Christmas and they had a deal. It is time to shop at Harrods. That was until things went wrong.
Late October in Los Angeles means a stressed population. Things happen and ambulances are called. Protocols exist for a reason. They are very important when you work out of a trauma center in South Central. The address on Tipton in “Bag Man” by Martin Hill Ortiz is a well-known problem location. But, somebody called and needs help.
Action and adventure await the reader in “Queen And Country” by Robert Mangeot. Ballentine is missing. He had been pursuing some sort of giant spider that was attacking the local cattle. Now the daughter of a local rancher, Amalie, and Doctor Nick Torthwaite, are on the hunt for Ballentine as well as the spider and its lair.
A solar eclipse pretty much stops everyone in their tracks. Nick Kane does not care in “The Lexicon Case” by Michael T. Best. In fact, he needed work so bad he took the hyperloop from Old Vegas to New Shanghai. You don’t do that for three and a half hours for fun. It is the future, but the same issues exist. Nick has been hired to hunt down the bad guys and intends to do so even if he has to go into Lexicon to do it.
If it was a movie it would be a low budget one and very familiar to a lot of us. Instead, “Low Budget Mystery Story” by Eric Cline gives the reader a written perspective of a guy needing help in the aftermath of a shooting.
Rhonda Howard is back with another “You-Solve-It” crime story. In ‘Mimic To A Crime” Detective Karl Dugan is on the case of the stolen book from the library of the eccentric Dr. Pennington.
The issue concludes with the answer to the February You-solve-it story, “Summer Vacations In Chile” by Tatiana Claudy.
Mystery Weekly Magazine: March 2018 is another enjoyable and solidly good issue. Including the adventure style mystery tale gave this issue a nice sense of mixture alongside the more traditional mystery tales. A couple of surprises are also in store for readers as not everything ends the way one expects. Entertaining and fun, it is well worth your time.
Mystery Weekly Magazine: March 2018
February 26, 2018
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