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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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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.
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!
Featuring Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, James Sallis, A.K. Benedict, USA Today-bestseller Samantha Lee Howe, Joe R. Lansdale and many more.
An anthology of exclusive new short stories in tribute to the master of pulp era crime writing, Cornell Woolrich. Woolrich, also published as William Irish and George Hopley, stands with Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and Dashiell Hammett as a legend in the genre.
He is a hugely influential figure for crime writers, and is also remembered through the 50+ films made from his novels and stories, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black, I Married a Dead Man, Phantom Lady, Truffaut's La Sirène du Mississippi, and Black Alibi.
Collected and edited by one of the most experienced editors in the field, Maxim Jakubowski, features original work from:
Joe R. Lansdale
Barry N. Malzberg
Paul Di Filippo
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Joseph S. Walker
Samantha Lee Howe
O'Neil De Noux
Ana Teresa Pereira
One name springs to mind when we think of classic suspense films; Alfred Hitchcock. His silhouette is instantly recognisable as no one else has quite the same pouty lips and round, chubby face. The way he posed for photographs and his penchant for making cameo appearances in his films bear witness to his larger-than-life personality, but it was his ability to tell a spellbinding tale coupled with his technical brilliance that earned him the epithet of "Master of Suspense". His groundbreaking use of camera movement and the way he framed shots to maximise anxiety and fear place films like "Vertigo" among the very finest examples of creative achievement ever produced within the seventh art. In "Rear Window" he builds edge-of-your-seat tension by placing us in James Stewart's wheelchair and making us watch events unroll through his eyes, and the use of cutting-edge special effects in "The Birds" is almost impressive as the fact that more than three thousand were trained for the film. What else do these three films mentioned have in common, along with "Psycho" and "Rebecca" and so many others? That's right...they were based on novels or short stories; the written word. In "A Hint of Hitchcock" we turn our attention back from the screen to the page, and bring you, the avid suspense reader, modern tales that chill and surprise, all inspired by the work of the master of suspense.
Better Not Look Down - Josh Pachter
Golden Curls - Rebecca A. Demarest
More Than Suspicion - Joseph S. Walker
Paranoia - Paulene Turner
The Suitcase - Jason Fischer
Rebecca Redux - Elizabeth Elwood
Highwayman's Hitch - Cameron Trost
Relish - David Carroll
Karma is a Thief in the Night - Roger Johns
Scallion's Head - H.K. Stubbs
Closed Circuit - Mark Blackham
Vault - Andy Rausch
In issue six:
"Overnights at the Bumblebee Motel" by Michael Grimala - Hannah disappeared without a clue, but something about the motel's sign made it as good a place to look as any.
"One Last Ride" by Brandon Barrows - It was already past midnight and Drew was dead tired. This fare would be his last - one way or another!
"Peepin' and Hidin'" by Steve Liskow - Craig's new neighbor Wes was awful, but bad things can always get worse...
"You Wouldn't Shoot Me" by Anderson Barnes - The money was already stolen, now it was a matter of who it would belong to.
"Some Sunny Day, Baby" by Joseph S. Walker - Even crooked cops can't be all bad, right?
"I'll Scratch Yours" by Thomas Nicholson - Sooner or later, our sins have a way of catching up to us...
"The John Wesley Hardin Rag" by Coy Hall - Hollywood magic and illusions make the unreal seem true, but they can only take you so far...
"The Jeff Davis 8" (true crime) by N. Fraley
All brand-new material by top writers!
In addition to enjoying the holiday magic that is bumping off family members we don’t like, this year’s Killer also honors the dedication to the writing world by the late TKWC contributor Earl Staggs.
Serving up a sixth season of stories are the following dinner guests: Bobbi A. Chukran, Bert Paul, C.C. Guthrie, Catina Williams, Herschel Cozine, J.B. Toner, Joseph S. Walker, Kari Wainwright, Lesley A. Diehl, Steve Liskow, Steve Shrott and Trey Dowell. Lisa Wagner returns with all-new recipes, helping you to fill your stomach and tickle your funny bone at the same time.
So have a seat, grab a plate of food (we wouldn’t try the stuffing if we were you), and get ready to laugh until you’re cranberry in the face!
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.
On the science fiction and fantasy side, we have another original story by Sydney J. Bounds featuring his wizard-detective, in “Royal Mage,” plus stories by Frank Belknap Long, Clifford D. Simak, and Joseph Gilbert. Rounding out the issue is a novel by Murray Leinster, Men Into Space, based on the classic television series.
Here’s the complete lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
“Gone By Greyhound,” by Sharyn Kolberg [Michael Bracken Presents short story] “The Locked Gymnasium Mystery,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
“The Last Man in Lafarge,” by Joseph S. Walker [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
“The Green Death,” by “Sapper [short story]
“The Icepick Artists,” by Frank Kane [novella]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
“Atomic Station,”by Frank Belknap Long [short story] “Royal Mage,” by Sydney J. Bounds [short story]
“The Call from Beyond,” by Clifford D. Simak [short story]
“The Eternal Quest,” by Joseph Gilbert [short story]
Men Into Space, by Murray Leinster [novel]
TO EVERY SEASON • Mary Adler
BLACK ON BLACK IN BLACK • MB Dabney
THE PEARL NECKLACE • E.B. Davis
KNOW NOTHING • C. M. Surrisi
GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD • Mary Dutta
QUARRY • Susan Alice Bickford
CATCH AND RELEASE • Mark Thielman
DEAD ARMADILLOS DON’T DANCE • Kari Wainwright
THE CASE OF THE ABUSED ARTICHOKE • Cynthia Sabelhaus
WILD ABOUT SAFFRON • Marcia Adair
GOOD NEIGHBORS • Victoria Kazarian
STRESS KILLS • Cheryl Marceau
GRANDDAD’S BLOOD BAIT • Gene Garrison
THE LEGEND OF BAHAMA BOBBY • Melinda Loomis
RELEASING LIVES • P. A. De Voe
KILLER’S CRUISE • Joseph S. Walker
BOOK DROP • Sarah A. Bresniker
THE LAST LAUGH • Lori Roberts Herbst
THE CANINE CAPER • Michele Bazan Reed
TRUE COLORS • C. M. West
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.
At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers.
The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
In this issue:
★ “Nothing Nefarious, Just General Badassery” by Daniel C. Bartlett: When a bored family man and his adventurous pal find buried treasure, they try to sell it only to find themselves pitted against a criminal crew set on ripping them off. Can the two friends come away with something to show for their efforts?
★ “Noble Vista Blues” by Joseph S. Walker: Anyone would be impressed by Paul Moore's luxurious home. Only Paul knows that it was built with dirty money, and only Paul understands how dirty he'll have to get to keep it.
★ “In The Beginning, The End” by Stephen D. Rogers: Some people just aren't meant for each other.
★ “Bad Times At Big Rock” by John M. Floyd: The small and remote settlement of Big Rock is in trouble. Its sheriff is dead, the town is ruled by two merciless killers, and there are no more heroes left in the West.
★ “All The Love You Can Handle For A Dollar” by Lamont A. Turner: To save a friend, Robert Doverman must find out who has gone to the trouble to counterfeit five-dollar bills, and how it all connects to a dead dancer with a fake name.
★ “Superficial Appraisals” by K.R. Segriff: Six ghostly women have vowed to avenge their deaths, but the arrival of a living comrade complicates the execution of their carefully laid plan.
★ “A Perfect Spiral” by David Bart: Rick and Maggie are forced in a new direction, but it involves killing people.
★ “Out For Delivery” by Gregory L. Norris: A rural letter carrier solves a murder by taking notice of the mail he delivers.
★ “Drive Through” by Keith Brooke: The quirky detective had run through all the standard questions. The vehicle's make and colour, the driver's description, the victim of the hit and run … But he had missed one very important question: Did you recognise the driver?
★ “Man Overboard” A You-Solve-It by John H. Dromey: Not all insurance claims are created equal. The investigative ability, and possible bias, of an adjustor can have a significant influence—good or bad—on the outcome.
Deception awaits around the next curve in the road. Rumors spread over garden hedges, fishing ponds, and knitting circles. Neighborhood cats discover a boneyard.
And when Death strolls through the tranquil countryside or checks into the quaint village inn for the weekend, it's the intrepid - and often accidental - investigators who must find and decipher clues, unravel mysteries, and bring the killer to justice.
Includes stories by John M. Floyd, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Annie Reed, Lauryn Christopher, C.C. Guthrie, Joseph S. Walker, Margaret S. Hamilton, Ben Harshman, C.J. Mattison, Clifford Royal Johns, D.T. Langdale, Kelly Zimmer, Merrilee Robson, N.K. Wardley, and Ursula Hoult. Edited by Lyn Worthen