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At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Weekly Magazine presents original short stories by the world’s best-known and emerging mystery writers. The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty. Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery. IN THIS ISSUE: "Brown Cigarette" by Ross Gresham Bodies don't stay buried in Florida "The Beech Boys Run Amok" by David M. Hamlin Two L.A. losers concoct a car theft scheme perfect for their city and it works like a charm, until it doesn't. "Today, you inspired me." by Francesgrace Mary-Hedwyck Ferland What is the point of casting a shadow, if those who stand within it don’t feel its chill? "Mad Still" by Andrew Davie Two groups of street performers who are jockeying for prime position in The French Quarter of New Orleans both try to court the unnamed narrator to inflict damage upon the other group. "Family Tradition" by Troy Soos With the family business failing, Sal D’Amico is tempted by an unusual offer to bring back the boom times and carry on the tradition. "The Veteran" by Martin Roy Hill Crags was determined to face life - and death - on the streets the same way he did in war. Alone.
Published monthly, Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world's best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cosy to hardboiled fiction.