THIS JUST IN: Submit Your Short Story to Best American Mystery Stories 2019

Well, Otto Penzler and crew are at it again. They're looking for the very best American and Canadian mystery stories of 2018 for next year's edition of Best American Mystery Stories 2019. Yes, The Best American Mystery Stories 2018, co-edited by Penzler and Louise Penny, is already out, flying off of bookstore shelves and downloading … Continue reading THIS JUST IN: Submit Your Short Story to Best American Mystery Stories 2019

The Akashic Noir Series

It's a Noir World, After All Ex-punk rocker Johnny Temple's feisty and defiantly political little imprint struck gold of the blackest hue with this string of regionalized collections of noir. Starting way back in 2004 with the publication of Brooklyn Noir (edited by Pete Hamill), the series has become a crime fiction juggernaut, spreading its … Continue reading The Akashic Noir Series

The Best American Mystery Stories

A perennial under the Thrilling Detective Christmas tree every year, The Best American Mystery Stories is an annual anthology of mystery stories published in United States magazines and anthologies that comes out every autumn, edited by Otto Penzler and a co-editor who changes every year. It's established itself as arguably the premier annual collections of the best … Continue reading The Best American Mystery Stories

Collections & Anthologies

Recent and Upcoming Releases October 2019 Collection and Anthologies Bracken, Michael, editor, The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from The Panhandle to The Piney Woods (anthology) Private eye tales from the Lone star state by Trey R. Barker, Chuck Brownman, Michael Chandos, John M. Floyd, Debra H. Goldstein, James A. Hearn, Richard Helms, Robert S. Levinson, … Continue reading Collections & Anthologies