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:
Our feature story “Memento Mori” by R.R. Scott gives us a Victorian London suspense as private enquiry agent Adam Cole races to track down a killer who taunts and terrorizes with disturbing photographs of his victims, taken both before and after death.
In “Minnie’s Mincemeat Pie” by Dale T. Phillips a willingness to win leads to blackmail and murder—and tea and pies.
In "Otherwise Known As …” by Eugene H. Davis predestination cannot be avoided by two strangers that briefly indulge in a torrid affair.
Diana Deverell’s “Shut Your Eyes And You’ll Be Fine” explores the savagery and danger of working in a war-torn country.
In Liam Hogan’s “Tourniquet” office workers seem to be very good at their jobs. Just as long the instructions are kept nice and simple ...
“Wolf’s Eye Magic” by Don Herald is a mystical tale of a homeless man in possession of a skeleton key with special powers.
Michael T. Coolen’s “So The Bible Says” is a dark mystery of hate and revenge against dirty cops and corrupt judges.
Joseph D’Agnese explores the height of the Renaissance in “The Cardinal’s Blade” with a shrewd churchman taking extraordinary steps to protect his family's good name from scandal.