Been blogging Sundays, like clockwork. Over the past few weeks, posts have included links to:

The inside story on the current status of Occult Detective Quarterly (now Occult Detective Magazine).

In a Halloween essay, EQMM editor Janet Hutchings revealed her views on supernatural mysteries.

Free to read: "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. (The classic crime story that became an Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV episode.)

Essays by Flash Fiction Online editor Suzanne Vincent: How Editors Evaluate Short Story Submissions and Navigating Submission Guidelines. (Note: Although FFO is known as a Science Fiction market they also accept mystery and crime stories, as well as other genres.)

Twenty free stories and novella excerpts, courtesy of The Strand Magazine.


A short walk down a dark street. Celebrating short mystery and crime fiction.