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Ellery Queen Jan/Feb 2020

Ellery Queen Jan/Feb 2020

Contents Page
Matthew Wilson “The Wretched Strangers” art by Mark Evan Walker
Andrew Welsh-Huggins
“Home for the Holidays”
Kristopher Zgorski: Blog Bytes
Fei Wu “Beijingle All the Way” (Passport to Crime) translated from the Chinese by Josh Pachter
Bonnie Hearn Hill “Feliz Navidead”
Dean Jobb: Stranger Than Fiction (preview)
Mark SaFranko “Frogman”
Mike McHone “A Drive-By on Chalmers Road?”
Steve Steinbock: The Jury Box
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse
The Devil’s Due by Bonnie MacBird
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer
The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth by Leonard Goldberg
Lethal Pursuit by Will Thomas
The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
Death in Focus by Anne Perry
Killing with Confetti by Peter Lovesey
The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill
—plus four others briefly covered
Kieran Shea “Paying It Off” (Black Mask)
Merrilee Robson “Edie”
Terrence Faherty “The Yellow Face” art by Jason C. Eckhardt
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
Josh Pachter “The Adventure of the Red Circles”
Kelston Gunn Cowling “Mr. Majestyk” (Dept. of First Stories)
John M. Floyd “Crow’s Nest”
Marilyn Todd “Nights in White Satin”
B.A. Paul “The Dragonfly” (Dept. of First Stories)
Pat Black “The Concrete Pillow”
Toni L.P. Kelner “Now Hiring Nasty Girlz”
Bill Pronzini “Stroke of Luck”
Leslie Elman “The Summer Uncle Cat Came to Stay”
Twist Phelan “Used to Be”
Peter Turnbull “The Banks of the Ouse”
Classified Marketplace
Christine Poulson “Because You’re Worth It”
Indicia

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Jan/Feb 2020 Vol. 155 No. 1 & 2, Whole No. 940 & 941
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Janet Hutchings
Managing Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Erika Steiskal

192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until Feb. 18, 2020
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine website
Dean Jobb’s Stranger Than Fiction

EQMM and AHMM Mystery Value Pack-8 $7.95
Mystery Double Issue Value Pack-12 $15.95
EQMM and AHMM Mystery Value Pack-16 $12.95

Mystery Weekly Magazine Dec. 2019

Mystery Weekly Magazine Dec. 2019

Contents Page
Frederick Highland “Peat”
Vicki Weisfeld “The West Texas Rookie”
Robert Lopresti “Robot Carson”
Stephen Couch “Exposure”
R.T. Lawton “The Job Interview”
John M. Floyd “Rachel’s Place”
Dennis Palumbo “A Really Great Team”
Ray Morrison “Taking Debbie Rabbit”
Jack Bates “A Minute to Murder” (You-Solve-It)

Mystery Weekly Magazine Dec. 2019 (No. 52)
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
Cover: Robin Grenville-Evans
7.5” x 10” 83 pages
Print $7.99, Kindle $3.99
Mystery Weekly Magazine website

John M. Floyd’s Rooster Creek

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1

Excerpt from the review of Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1 from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7:

“Rooster Creek” by John M. Floyd is a nicely constructed yarn set somewhere in a rural past. Katie Harrison can’t resist a final look at her childhood farmhouse as she’s passing through. Bad idea. There’s a reason the new owners conduct their maniacal mischief in the middle of nowhere.
In her first encounter with the farmhouse matron, Katie asks:

“I thought you were Mrs. Carter. You’re not?”
“I am. But Mrs. Carter doesn’t care for questions,” the woman said stiffly, “unless she’s the one asking them.”

That dubious exchange should’ve sent Katie packing, but she unwisely digs deeper into Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s weird ways until she reaches the end of her rope.