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About Joseph S. Walker
Joseph S. Walker is an Edgar-nominated writer of crime and mystery short fiction. His work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly, The Front Line, Flash, and a number of themed anthologies. He lives in Indiana. Follow him on Twitter (@JSWalkerAuthor) and visit his website at jsw47408.wixsite.com/website.
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A Wall Street Journal holiday 2021 pick
A Suspense Magazine Best Book of the Year
Lee Child selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Stephen King, Sara Paretsky, and many more.
Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the twenty most suspenseful, most confounding, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.
Includes stories by:
- Alison Gaylin
- David Morrell
- James Lee Burke
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Martin Edwards
- Sara Paretsky
- Stephen King
- Sue Grafton (with a new, posthumously-published work!)
And many more!
Sara Paretsky selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, and more!
Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller and MWA Grandmaster Sara Paretsky has selected the twenty most puzzling, most thrilling, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.
Includes stories by:
- Doug Allyn
- Colin Barrett
- Jerome Charyn
- Michael Connelly
- Susan Frith
- Tom Larsen
- Sean Marciniak
- Stefon Mears
- Kieth Lee Morris
- Gwen Mullins
- Jo Nesbo
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Annie Reed
- Kristen Kathryn Rusch
- Anna Scotti
- Ginny Swart
- Ellen Tremiti
- Joseph S. Walker
- Colson Whitehead
- Michael Wiley
Plus a bonus vintage story from the annals of mystery fiction, written over a century in the past.
33 Original Tales About Summer's Darker Side
Inspired by an earworm from a song in the 1978 film, Grease, "summer lovin'" became “summer bludgeon.” Voila! A new collection was born. The stories, poems, and art included in this collection highlight the dark corners of our hearts. They pull back the curtains and show us people at odds, broken relationships, romantic love gone terribly wrong. Cold deeds and chilling words unfold against the simmering backdrop of the "warmest" season of the year.Stories, art, and poetry included:
‘A Daughter’s Love’ by Ewan A. Dougall
‘A Swing and a Mistress’ by Jahmil Effend
‘Bag It Up’ by Allison Vincent
‘Benny’s Last Hike’ by Juleigh Howard-Hobson
‘Cerulean Pools of Arizona’ by Corey Lynn Fayman
‘Checkmate’ by Robin Knabel
‘Complicated’ by Elliott Orchard-Blowen
‘Consternation 2bb by Edward Michael Supranowicz
‘Coonhounds, For Instance’ by Justin Thurman
‘Crimes Against Fashion’ by Amanda Nicholson
‘Death by Porn’ by Amanda Nicholson
‘Dinner for Two’ by Ken Luer
‘Double Play’ by Bev Vincent
‘Evidence' by Frank William Finney
‘Gone Without a Trace' by H. Dair Brown
‘Help Yourself’ by Brandon Barrows
‘Hopelessly Devoted’ by Katie Brunecz
‘Nest’ by Mark Thomas
‘Nightshade’ by Edward Michael Supranowicz
‘Old Friends’ by Gay McKenna
‘P’ by Lee Pletzers
‘Rendezvous on the Riviera’ by Elyse Kallen
‘The Class Ring’ by Shannon Lawrence
‘The Dullingham Murder’ by Chris Wheatley
‘The Getaway’ by Brian J. Smith
‘The Glass Cage’ by Joseph J Dowling
‘The Last Summer’ by Christine Eskilson
‘The Tangled Web’ by Eric Knabel
‘This Small Matter About Some Diamonds’ by JM Connors
‘Song of the Summer’ by Jacob Steven Mohr
‘Stuck’ by Yvette Viets Flaten
‘Tony Rock n’ Roll, or The First Last Day of Disco’ by Sebastian Corbascio
‘Wasted’ by Cath S Nichols
‘Worse Things’ by Joseph S. Walker
Featuring stories by K.L. Abrahamson, Sharon Hart Addy, C.W. Blackwell, Clark Boyd, M.H. Callway, Michael A. Clark, Susan Daly, Buzz Dixon, Jeanne DuBois, Elizabeth Elwood, Tracy Falenwolfe, Kate Fellowes, John M. Floyd, Billy Houston, Bethany Maines, Judy Penz Sheluk, KM Rockwood, Joseph S. Walker, Robert Weibezahl, and Susan Jane Wright.
A Perfect Mystery Anthology Gift For Book Lovers!
Welcome to the inaugural anthology by the chapter members of Sisters In Crime North Dallas. The city of Dallas and surrounding area offer great inspiration for mystery writers—and mystery lovers. Several lakes, lavish high-dollar hotels to low-income neighborhoods, and historic sites such as the Book Depository--plus multi-generational residents or Dallas transplants--all bring to life the stories included in Malice In Dallas: Metroplex Mysteries Volume I.
BARB GOFFMAN, who edited this anthology, is a writer and freelance crime-fiction editor. She’s won the Agatha Award twice for her short stories. She’s also won the Macavity Award, Silver Falchion Award, and Readers Award given by Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She’s been nominated for major crime-writing awards thirty-three times for her stories, including fourteen Agatha Award nominations (a category record), and multiple nominations for the Anthony, Derringer, and Macavity awards. Novels and stories she’s edited have won the Agatha, Derringer, and EQMM Readers Award and were nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, Derringer, Macavity, and Shamus awards. In 2020, Crime Travel, a time-travel mystery anthology Barb edited, was nominated for the Anthony.
Michele Bazan Reed
Melissa H. Blaine
Michael Allan Mallory
Lesley A. Diehl
Joseph S. Walker
Whether it’s 1950s Hollywood, a scientific experiment, or a yard sale in suburbia, the twenty-two authors represented in this collection of mystery and suspense interpret the overarching theme of “heartbreaks and half-truths” in their own inimitable style, where only one thing is certain: Behind every broken heart lies a half-truth.
And behind every half-truth lies a secret.
Featuring stories by Sharon Hart Addy, Paula Gail Benson, James Blakey, Gustavo Bondoni, Susan Daly, Buzz Dixon, Rhonda Eikamp, Christine Eskilson,Tracy Falenwolfe, KateFlora, John M.Floyd, J.A. Henderson, Blair Keetch, Steve Liskow, Edward Lodi, Judy Penz Sheluk, KM Rockwood, Peggy Rothschild, Joseph S.Walker, James Lincoln Warren, Chris Wheatley and Robb T. White.
The stories in Trouble No More celebrate those pioneers. Find ramblers, gamblers, swindlers, and double-dealers within these pages, all striving to survive more than the Southern humidity.
The authors bring the rough living of the Southern Rock genre to the page, and communicate the ache of the blues. There are twenty-one stories of heartbreak, murder, robbery, and barnyard brawls.
Edited by Mark Westmoreland with stories by Bill Baber, C.W. Blackwell, Jerry Bloomfield, S.A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Michel Lee Garrett, James D.F. Hannah, Curtis Ippolito, Jessica Laine, Brodie Lowe, Bobby Mathews, Brian Panowich, Rob Pierce, Joey R. Poole, Raquel V. Reyes, Michael Farris Smith, J.B. Stevens, Chris Swann, Art Taylor, N.B. Turner and Joseph S. Walker.
Contributors push hard against the boundaries of crime fiction, driving their work into places short crime fiction doesn’t often go, into a world where the mean streets seem gentrified by comparison and happy endings are the exception rather than the rule. And they do all this in contemporary settings, bringing noir into the 21st century.
Like any good cocktail, Mickey Finn is a heady mix of ingredients that packs a punch, and when you’ve finished reading every story, you’ll know that you’ve been “slipped a Mickey.”
The nineteen contributors, including some of today’s most respected short-story writers and new writers making their mark on the genre, include: Trey R. Barker, John Bosworth, Michael Bracken, Scott Bradfield, S.M. Fedor, Nils Gilbertson, J.D. Graves, James A. Hearn, Janice Law, Hugh Lessig, Gabe Morran, Rick Ollerman, Josh Pachter, Robert Petyo, Stephen D. Rogers, Albert Tucher, Joseph S. Walker, Sam Wiebe, and Stacy Woodson.
Say their names:
And too many others.
They died, the victims of a justice system which, for many people in our country and around the world, is seldom just.
In this anthology, our authors explore the darker side of the badge, where a traffic stop can go one of two ways—bad or worse. Where evidence can and will be forged. Where the Blue Wall of Silence closes ranks, and accountability becomes a four-letter word.
At the end, you’ll wonder—is the system broken? Or more chillingly, is it operating just the way it was always intended, and are we meant to live our lives Under the Thumb?
Guest-edited by New York Times Bestseller S.A. Cosby, with stories by:
Travis Wade Beaty
Hector Duarte Jr.
Michael A. Gonzales
James D.F. Hannah
Joseph S. Walker
and Tim P. Walker