Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - March/April 2019

Publisher: Penny Publications, LLC
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Frequency : Bi-Monthly

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For over sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been a foremost publishers of mystery, crime, and suspense short stories. AHMM publishes mystery fiction of the broadest range and the highest quality, featuring every subgenre of mystery fiction. Stories featured in AHMM have won dozens of awards, including many Robert L. Fish awards for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine is home to many bestselling authors, including Martin Limon, Jane K. Cleland, Loren Estleman, Rhys Bowen, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Starting with its January/February 2017 issue, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine updated its annual subscription format to feature a total of 6 issues per year, all of them 192-page double issues. The new format allows for expanded articles and more special features, as well as greater editorial flexibility overall, and comes with no increase in the annual subscription price!

Love and passion are often the heart of crime stories. Herein are thirteen stories of love, loss, and questionable choices for those passionate about short stories. A young banker’s life is upended when he is jailed for embezzlement, but he gets out in time to wreak havoc as “The Wedding Crasher” in a new tale by Doug Allyn. A thief tries crashing the funeral of his beloved ex-wife in Robert Mangeot’s “Star of Zoe.” And O’Neil De Noux’s New Orleans P.I. Lucien Caye takes on the case of a hapless ex-con in “The Peeschwet.” Amanda Witt’s tale of a young mother’s desperation to escape an abusive relationship is tense in “Up in the Air.” Franz Margitza’s “Eulalia” is a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, with its dark themes around love. Eric Rutter’s “Mrs. Carter” recounts a wife’s heartbreak when Pinkerton detectives arrest her husband. In “Louisa and the Tunnel” by Marianne Wilski Strong, a Cape May resident’s love of Louisa May Alcott stories helps her understand why a neighbor guards her property. A woman working late at a courthouse hears the painful wail of a departed spirit (she thinks) in Cheryl Skupa’s “Ghost in the Nemaha County Courthouse.” Radio producer Margo Banning is again pressed into spy-catching service in Terence Faherty’s WWII-era “Margo and the Red Carnation.” In William Burton McCormick’s “Murder in the Second Act,” two sisters solve a crime set around a traveling theater troupe. Kevin Egan’s savvy courthouse security officer, Foxx, aids a fellow worker in “The Courthouse Paperboy.” And Mat Coward returns with a tale that begins with a menacing note in “What Invisible Means.” Finally, the buck stops with Mark Milstein’s fast-food restaurant manager when an electrical outage cascades into a series of events in “A Curious Transaction.” Joining us this issue is Laurel Flores Fantauzzo as our new book reviewer. Once again, we’re pleased to present a bouquet of thirteen tales featuring characters we think you’ll fall in love with.

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