Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - December 2014


Magazine Description
Published since 1941, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine is America's oldest and most celebrated crime-fiction publication. "The best mystery magazine in the world, bar none," states Stephen King. Featured in its pages are short stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense. The full range of the genre is covered, from the cozy to the hardboiled, the historical to the contemporary—including police procedurals, P.I. stories, psychological suspense, locked-room and impossible-crime tales, classical whodunits, and urban noir. EQMM stories include scores of winners of the Edgar, Agatha, Shamus, Anthony, Derringer, Macavity, Barry, Arthur Ellis, and Robert L. Fish awards.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is home to many bestselling authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Hogan, Jan Burke, Lawrence Block, and Marcia Muller.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine features 12 issues (8 single issues and 2 double issues).

Issue Description
Our final issue of 2014 deals with families and relationships, and of course crime, mayhem, and suspense. The tension first peaks in Joyce Carol Oates’s “Equatorial,” about a husband and wife who travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, the wife feeling more endangered every moment as she pieces together bits of the past and perceives the perils of the rugged terrain.

The conflicts of home are brought across international borders in Christine Poulson’s white-knuckle adventure “Roller-Coaster Ride” as well, set in Denmark, where an English mother with two-small kids suspects she’s being followed by her ex-husband. And in Hilary Davidson’s “My Sweet Angel of Death,” a grieving mother tries to find solace on a South American ranch, only to find that a serial abductor and killer may be on the lose.

Parental relationships also feature in Allan J. Emerson’s Department of First Stories debut “Judgment Day,” set in the aftermath of a grim crime; in a new case for Bill Pronzini’s Nameless P.I., in which an elderly jazz singer tries desperately to find the daughter he was forced to abandon as a child (“Who You Been Grapplin’ With?”); and in “The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter” by Miriam Grace Monfredo, a historical circling around the death (or murder?) of a cruel father in nineteenth-century Western New York.

This emotionally charged, page-turning issue also contains this year’s index and Readers Award ballot (with an early return date of 12/1/14). Be a part of the magazine you enjoy—vote and let us know what kinds of stories you want to see in our pages!
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