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Usher in the fall with EQMM’s November 2015 issue. Stories run the gamut from the classical whodunit to the private eye story to psychological suspense, and include police procedurals, noir, and stories with a twist in the tail. Representing the traditional mystery are Terrie Farley Moran’s “A Killing at the Beausoleil” and Carolyn Hart’s puzzler with a twist, “What Goes Around.” In the private-eye category there’s James Powell’s humorous and fanciful “Guy Talk,” and if you like psychological thrillers there’s Katia Lief’s wry but dark “The Orchid Grower.” Mysterious characters come to town in John M. Floyd’s suspenseful “Dentonville” and Brendan DuBois’s rural small-town tale “The Lake Tenant,” and with them come remnants of violent pasts. The issue contains an example of noir crime fiction, “The Female of the Species” by Chris Muessig and Steve Seder (a sequel to the professional-wrestling mystery “Death Match”) and, also an installment in a series, the police procedural “Like Jack” by Edgar winner Peter Turnbull. Topping it off are our Department of First Stories and Passport to Crime entries, “Ninth Caller” by Philip Lowery—whose narrator is sure to draw you in to her dilemma—and “Black Widow” by Raphael Montes—which takes a surprising look at widowhood and murder. Also featured in this issue is Jon L. Breen’s annual short-story roundup for The Jury Box. Don’t miss it!
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. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is home to many bestselling authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Hogan, Jan Burke, Lawrence Block, and Marcia Muller. Starting with its January/February 2017 issue, Ellery Queen’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! Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine features 6 double issues each year.