Genre: Thriller

Book Cover: A Twist of a Knife: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine

Stories in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine cover all genres, from science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and literature. And just about everything in between all of those. Editor Dean Wesley Smith looks for great stories that don’t fit, that just feel sort of different, but in a good way.

This volume contains ten great mysteries from all the mystery stories published in the first ten issues of Pulphouse. From old spies with attitude, to a heartbreaking tale of a grieving father, to an assortment of detectives including one hard-boiled with fancy sunglasses, one zombie, and a ghost, to a dramatic story behind a famous painting, these stories will entertain readers, make them laugh, and even touch their hearts.

Includes:

“The Geezer Squad” by Annie Reed

“Don’t Make Me Take off My Sunglasses” by O’Neil De Noux

“Looking for the Bastard” by David H. Hendrickson

“Heartbreaker” by Kevin J. Anderson

“The Time Cop” by Patrick Alan Mammay

“Red Carnation” by Lee Allred

“Just Desserts” by R.W. Wallace

“Under the Blood-Red Maple” by Joslyn Chase

“The Distant Baying of Hounds” by J. Steven York

“The Case of the Vanishing Boy: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up eighteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction. No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.”—Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes:

“Valley Girl Vampire to Save the World” by Stephanie Writt

“The Warrior Women of Apartment 3C” by Annie Reed

“Breathing in the Stars” by Robert J. McCarter

“Retired from Henching” by Ezekiel James Boston

“The Networked Path of the Cyber Zamurai” by David Bruns

“Disturbing the Peace” by O'Neil De Noux

“The Rhythm Method: The Percussor’s Tale” by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart

“C is for Sissies” by Kent Patterson

“The Preacher's Kid and the 2004 Red Sox” by David H. Hendrickson

“From the Good Old Days” by Jim Gotaas

“The Art of the Prank Phone Call” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Human Subjects” by Ray Vukcevich

“Planet Suds and the Sockpocalypse” by Lisa Silverthorne

“Just Desserts” by R.W. Wallace

“Obsession” by Jerry Oltion

“Flowers for Mother” by J. Steven York

“For the Love of Books” by Jason A. Adams

“The Spinach Can's Son” by Robert Jeschonek

“Minions at Work: Bar None” by J. Steven York

Book Cover: Pulphouse #8

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up eighteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction. No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.”—Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes

“The Hero of Calliope Springs: A Clockwork Cowboy Story” by J. Steven York

“Dirt Dancer” by Joslyn Chase

“Eternal Flame” by Rob Vagle

“Seeing Him for the First Time” by David H. Hendrickson

“No Common Scents” by Jim Gotaas

“With Light Years Between Us” by Robert J. McCarter

“Unfamiliar, Foreign, Outré” by Jerry Oltion

“Taking Care of Business” by Mary Jo Rabe

“A Night Under the Stars” by Lisa Silverthorne

“Pretty Rita” by O'Neil De Noux

“Leftovers” by B.A. Paul

“Degrading” by Ezekiel James Boston

“Thumpman at the Keys” by Kent Patterson

“Road Kill: A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Story” by Kevin J. Anderson

“A Warriors Death” by Stephanie Writt

“In-Class Assignment” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Life, With Cats” Annie Reed

“Blackbeard's Aliens” by Robert Jeschonek

“Minions at Work: Head Case” by J. Steven York

Book Cover: Thieves: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 2
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08CGNWQ1D
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8664243185

Heists are always popular. People love to read about the thief who gets away, the vigilante seeking vengeance, or even how the cops catch the criminals.

Welcome to the second issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, and the wonderful world of Thieves.

Contains my story "Bubba's Blunder."

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Book Cover: The Chase Begins: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 3
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08FZTJDY5
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8676005023

Crime fiction has many different facets, including the chase. Come run with us, either toward danger, away from the bad guys, or maybe toward a better understanding of ourselves.

Welcome to MCM Issue #3: The Chase Begins.

Contains my story "Sully and the Geezer."

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Book Cover: Private Eyes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 1
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08D365B5G
Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8656468381
Pages: 190

For many of us, our introduction to mystery began either by watching a detective show on TV, or when we fell in love with characters like Phillip Marlow and the Continental Op in old books. This is the white knight, the only one with morals in the story, the one person who will set the world right.

Come with us and explore new takes on the traditional PI story, whether they're old school and solving a current day crime or sent on a case far away from the city into Appalachia. And enjoy some historic PIs as well, all with voice and perspectives you've never seen before.

Enjoy issue #1 of MCM - and be ready for more to come!

Contains my story "A Long Shot Worth Betting On."

Book Cover: Sins Of The Father: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 4
Editions:Paperback: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 979-8698850120
Pages: 156
Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
ISBN: B08LBSC7VS

A father's sins fall under a multitude of transgressions. Hiding family secrets. Stealing intellectual property. Being an alcoholic. Or even demanding a daughter marry for business, not love.

These sins and others, as well as how they effect the people around them, are explored in issue four of MCM.

Sins of the Father-So Criminal, it's Good.

Contains my story "Housewarming Gift."

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Book Cover: Mickey Finn Vol. 1: 21st Century Noir

Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir is a crime-fiction cocktail that will knock readers into a literary stupor.

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 twenty contributors, some of today’s most respected short-story writers and new writers making their mark on the genre, include J.L. Abramo, Ann Aptaker, Trey R. Barker, Michael Bracken, Barb Goffman, David Hagerty, James A. Hearn, David H. Hendrickson, Jarrett Kaufman, Mark R. Kehl, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Alan Orloff, Josh Pachter, Steve Rasnic Tem, Mikal Trimm, Bev Vincent, Joseph S. Walker, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Stacy Woodson.

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I've been very fortunate to see my stories appear in many issues of the Fiction River anthology series. Fiction River: Editor Saves, however, marks the first issue to include two of my stories. "City of Sin Strangler" is a suspenseful, crime story set in "Lynn, Lynn, the City of Sin," while "Makonde: Tree of Life" is a fantasy that splits time between Africa and a retirement home.

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Book Cover: Best American Mystery Stories 2018

I’ve been buying this anthology for twenty years, but this year’s volume includes a special treat: my story “Death in the Serengeti.” This is the fulfillment of one of my earliest writing dreams, to appear in a Year’s Best anthology.

I’m alongside some of the biggest names in the field: Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly (creator of the Harry Bosch series), Lee Child (the Jack Reacher series), James Lee Burke (the Dave Robicheaux series), Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series), Michael Bracken, and others.

I love this anthology every year. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

 

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Reviews:on Booklist:

“This series continues to belong in most library collections.”

on Publishers Weekly:

“Crime aficionados will be entertained.”