AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we’ll post a reading of a favorite story from our archives, selected and introduced by the magazine's editor, Linda Landrigan. For over 50 years, AHMM has published the best in short crime fiction. This podcast series will feature stories by AHMM contributors, occasionally supplemented by interviews with the authors. To subscribe, visit http://www.themysteryplace.com/ahmm.
"The First Tale of Roxanne" by Angela Zeman
In this episode, we read Angela Zeman's intriguing, meaningful, and inventive historical story "The First Tale of Roxanne," from the May 2013 issue.
"A Work in Progress" by Elizabeth Zelvin
In our newest episode, three-time Derringer Award nominee and three-time Agatha Award nominee Elizabeth Zelvin reads her story "A Work in Progress" from the May/June 2019 issue of AHMM. After the reading, she talks about the writing of this story and about the new anthology Me Too Short Stories.
"The Monitor" by Tara Laskowski
Just in time for Halloween, our newest podcast episode features Tara Laskowski reading her story "The Monitor"—from our April 2014 issue and reprinted in Terror at the Crossroads—and talking about her new novel, One Night Gone. Recorded at Malice Domestic 2019.
"Taking Care" by Deborah Lacy
Deborah Lacy, short-story and nonfiction author and editor of Mystery Playground, reads her story "Taking Care" from the May/June 2018 issue and talks a bit about where she finds new authors to read. Recorded at Malice Domestic 2019.
"All God's Sparrows" by Leslie Budewitz
Recorded at Malice 2019 in Bethesda, MD, Leslie Budewitz reads her Agatha Award-winning tale "All God's Sparrows: A Stagecoach Mary Story." After the reading, Leslie gives a historical note about the tale and answers some questions about her goals for this series and writing about the women who settled the American West.
"School for Burglars" by Melodie Campbell
Two-time current Arthur Ellis nominee Melodie Campbell reads her short story "School for Burglars" from the July/August 2007 issue and talks about her comedy background. Recorded at Bouchercon 2017 in Toronto.