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About Joslyn Chase
Joslyn Chase is a prize-winning author of mysteries and thrillers. Any day where she can send readers to the edge of their seats, chewing their fingernails to the nub and prickling with suspense, is a good day in her book.
Joslyn's love for travel has led her to ride camels through the Nubian desert, fend off monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar, and hike the Bavarian Alps. But she still believes that sometimes the best adventures come in getting the words on the page and in the thrill of reading a great story.
Joslyn believes in the power of story, and writes a blog on the subject which you can find at joslynchase.com. Join the growing group of readers who’ve discovered the thrill of Chase when you sign up, and get access to updates and bonuses.
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★ Mystery Magazine's annual Sherlock Holmes issue ★
A double Issue filled with Pastiches, Parodies and Halloween thrills! Includes twice as many original stories as our regular monthly issues, and two You-Solve-It mysteries.
“The Case Of The Teller Of Tales” by Martin Rosenstock: Herman Starkey, famous author, has been murdered. Watson looked up to him. Did Starkey deserve admiration? Can Watson help Sherlock Holmes to find the killer?
“Dead Man's Chest” by Michael Kelly: A scream in the night echoes along London's fog-shrouded streets, and soon detective Benedict Keller is on the scene to discover a dead man and a mysterious chest.
“The Adventure Of The Man In Two Places” by Michael Mallory: Baffled by the case of a murder suspect positively identified as the killer in London, but who can prove he was hundreds of miles away at the same time, Scotland Yard turns to the only man who could possibly solve the puzzle: Sherlock Holmes.
“Doctor Watson Knows Noses” by Bruce Harris: A Sherlock Holmes essay examining facial features in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle series of stories.
“Scandal At The Savoy: The Monocle Murder” by CJ Verburg: Playing the world's most famous detectives is an amusing way for Holmes and Watson to earn a living, until the wrong killer calls their bluff.
“Carousel Nightmare” by Max Jason Peterson: Orson and his mother love historic Hampton, but this haunted carousel ride brings up one too many memories. Is that the Headless Horseman pursuing them, or Orson's own demons? Capture is inevitable on this carousel ride to hell.
“In The Land Of The Living” by Gretchen Altabef: Minutes from defeating Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Fall, Sherlock Holmes realizes that he is being hunted, escapes into the high Swiss Alps. His journey to freedom also allows him to save a boy who is the key to international peace.
“The King's Island” by John M. Floyd: When a derelict in a stolen boat washes up on a tiny uncharted island, he finds that its only other resident seems vaguely familiar …
“The Savile Row Mystery” by Bruce Harris: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson help a soon-to-be-famous salesman with his at-risk position at a Savile Row clothiers.
“A Double Fake” by BV Lawson: When is Sherlock Holmes not Sherlock Holmes? A young accountant gets roped into a game which turns out not to be all that elementary.
“I, Montresor” by Edward Lodi: Drawing inspiration from a story by Edgar Allan Poe, a frustrated writer plans to exact a terrible revenge against a friend who he believes has betrayed him. But who is the avenger, and who the avenged?
“Chamber Of Vengeance” by Joslyn Chase: When a family-owned costume and novelty shop in Seattle hires Tamsin and her boss to restore their wax sculpture display by Halloween, Tamsin knows they'll have to scramble. When murder happens in the museum, they get more than they bargained for.
“A Study Of Death” A Dr. John Watson Mystery by Teel James Glenn: Dr. Watson, while still grieving Holmes, is asked to investigate an impossible murder in a locked room.
We have two A You-Solve-It mysteries in this double-issue: “The Missing Train” by Kate Fellowes and “Lost In Time” by Peter DiChellis.
... and original cover art by Robin Grenville Evans.
Mystery Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers, each and every month.
One suspicious death. One key to what happened.
Innocence and malice, hatched in the same nest, ends in tragedy for one family.
Father Tonio Rinaldi helps fold back the layers exposing the rotten egg, standing by to pick up the broken pieces.
One girl holds the key to the truth. Can Father Rinaldi guide her into revealing it?
Fans of Jeffery Deaver, Ruth Rendell, and Daphne Du Maurier’s short stories will love reading The Broken Bird. Grab your copy today!
**Note: The Broken Bird is part of the short story collection, No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense.
Called to a crime scene, caught in a pursuit that will change his life forever. Or end it.
Chief Deputy Randall Steadman knows how to read people, making him tough to face in the interrogation room. He learns the hard way those tactics don't apply at the poker table.
Watching the last of his money disappear in a pile of plastic chips, Steadman thinks it can’t get worse. Then new disaster strikes, spinning him off on a quest to catch a killer and protect an innocent girl, aided only by his new and untried partner, Detective Cory Frost.
Extortion, a deadly volcano, and a triple homicide mark the beginning of a long and winding road for Steadman and Frost.
If you like a story full of twists and nail-biting suspense, get ready to satisfy that craving with Steadman’s Blind. Grab your copy today!
Adalet sees only one way to overcome the ruins of her life. Entangled in a deadly game of lies, pitted against a ruthless opponent, she stakes every last shred of herself on winning.
But he holds all the trumps.
In a struggle between revenge and redemption, Adalet balances on a thin crust of sanity. If you love a story full of twists and suspense, spin the wheel with Adalet.
A classic mystery in Agatha Christie style.
A story of kidnapping gone horribly wrong…or maybe miraculously right.
A tale of superstition and treasure, tempered by the death of a much-missed cat.
Prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, delivers on three delightful stories.
The Sodden Spectators
Mystery novelist Cathryn Harcourt never met a mystery she couldn’t solve…in the pages of her own books.
Faced with a real-life puzzle on which hangs the happiness of two young lovers, can she find a solution before they’re forced apart?
And when the stakes rise higher than anyone imagined, can she outsmart a wily, unsuspected murderer?
Join Cathryn as she travels from Virginia to Kentucky to Brazil on the tracks of a clever killer.
A Simple Glass of Water
Who knew a simple glass of water could hold so much? Or that it could change from half empty to half full in the course of a day?
It carried the seeds of Ruben’s destruction, turned his world upside down, and drowned him in despair.
Might it also offer the key to his salvation?
Blessings and Curses on a Calico Cat
If curiosity killed the cat, it sat behind the wheel of a white Chrysler LeBaron the day Mrs. Friskers died.
A young woman, raised on a diet of superstition, struggles to chop away the apron strings and
prove her worth to a persnickety, white-gloved mama. The loss of her mouse-killing cat makes the battle twice as hard. And twice as lonely.
A humorous and heart-warming story of a young woman learning to stand on her own.
Fourteen spine-tingling tales guaranteed to chill and unnerve!
You’ll find spies in training, experts in deceit, and desperate artists struggling under the weight of crushed dreams. You’ll meet disturbed domestics, ambitious chefs, and lowlifes with nothing left to lose.
You’ll thrill at these suspense-packed stories. So catch up on your beauty sleep.
Once you start reading, it’ll be No Rest for you!
The story they all clamor for paves the gateway to hell.
It’s not the brushstrokes, composition, or her brilliant use of light and color. It’s not the agonies underlying the paint or the dream of revealing something both momentous and simple with the sweep of the brush.
It’s just the damn story.
They all clamor for it, but every time Leigh is obliged to tell it, it wears away a little piece of her soul.
Soon she will be soulless.
Get the story and see what everyone’s clamoring about. Click and read for free!
**Note: Under The Blood-Red Maple is part of the short story collection, No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense.
Sometimes criminal things.
Come dip into crimes, great and small, and feel the passion these writers all give to these moments in a person's life.
Or the last moments of another's.
Passionate Crimes--So Criminal, It's Good.
And be sure to pick up all the past issues of MCM! Published quarterly.
Be sure to pick up all the past issues of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem.
Each story offers an escape, a chance to step into another world or a fresh place or time in our own world.
The contributors have come together from several writing communities. including the thriving Twitter microfiction community and the established writers' group, The Write Practice.
Proceeds from the book go to charity.
In the high-stakes world of Kristelhof Fine Arts Academy, pianist Georgia Findlay plays to win.
The high-tension level of talent, drive, and competition on campus keeps students scrambling for position, but Georgia never misses a quarter of a beat.
Not even the death of her best mentor slows her down.
The story of a cutthroat rivalry and one girl’s break from the life of a peasant in a bid for the golden crown.
What Leads A Man To Murder
One woman, dead by midnight, snuffed out in a gush of blood and water, like the day she came in. Naked in body and soul.
One man, wondering what makes a killer. What twisted workings of fate and character lead one person to steal the life of another?
Neil Anderson starts his day with two things on his lips—a cup of strong coffee and this question: What leads a man to murder?
Before day’s end, he’ll learn more about it than he ever wanted to know.
One prison. No escape.
In the uneasy aftermath of WWII in Bavaria, Laura Schreiner must choose whether to help her father nurse an American GI back to health.
The decision she makes changes the course of her life, drawing her into a web of evil spun by a man who learned from the masters.
In the face of his cruel obsession, can she free herself from the entanglement of the tower and embrace a life of love and freedom?
If you love suspense steeped in romance, you’ll revel in The Tower. Get your copy today!
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