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Monthly readings and dramatizations by the world’s leading writers of suspense, chosen from the magazine’s short story archives. The full range of the genre is represented, from whodunits to urban noir.

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Monthly readings and dramatizations by the world’s leading writers of suspense, chosen from the magazine’s short story archives. The full range of the genre is represented, from whodunits to urban noir.

    EPISODE 124: “Night of Silken Snow” by Francis M. Nevins

    EPISODE 124: “Night of Silken Snow” by Francis M. Nevins

    Our selection this month is by one of our genre’s most celebrated critics, Francis M. Nevins, a former law professor who has also authored a number of well-received novels and short stories. For this podcast, the St. Louis author reads his story “Night of Silken Snow” in conjunction with Christine Gilsinan. The story first appeared in the November 1994 issue of EQMM.

    Thank you to Rae Purdom, Jonathan Grimm, Gene Carroll, and Saint Louis University.
    Music from www.purple-planet.com

    • 45 min
    EPISODE 123: “The Engineer’s Thumb” by Terence Faherty

    EPISODE 123: “The Engineer’s Thumb” by Terence Faherty

    The tale featured this month in EQMM’s podcast series is by an author who was celebrated in 2017 as guest of honor at the Magna Cum Murder mystery conference. Terence Faherty is the author of two popular series of novels, one the Edgar-nominated Owen Keane mysteries, the other the multiple Shamus Award-winning Scott Elliott private eye series. He is also an Edgar-nominated short story writer whose work has often appeared in EQMM. Most recently he has been writing a series of Sherlock Holmes parodies for us. This story, first published in the January/February 2017 EQMM, is one of the entries in that series. It is read here by the author.

    http://terencefaherty.com
    https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 27 min
    EPISODE 122: “My Christmas Story” by Steve Hockensmith

    EPISODE 122: “My Christmas Story” by Steve Hockensmith

    Christmas mysteries have appeared regularly in EQMM’s December or January issues over the years. A frequent contributor of those stories is New York Times best-selling author Steve Hockensmith, whose Edgar-nominated Amlingmeyer Brothers series first saw print in our pages. Last year, his EQMM Christmas tale was an entry in the Amlingmeyer Brothers series. Here he is reading that story, entitled “My Christmas Story,” from our January/February 2019 issue.

    https://www.stevehockensmith.com
    https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 49 min
    EPISODE 121: “Red-Handed” by René Appel

    EPISODE 121: “Red-Handed” by René Appel

    A selection from EQMM’s Passport to Crime department is featured in this episode of our podcast series. Dutch writer René Appel is a two-time winner of the Golden Noose Award for best crime novel—the Dutch equivalent of the U.S.’s Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has written or cowritten several stories for EQMM. His translator and sometime collaborator is frequent EQMM contributor Josh Pachter, whom you’ll hear as reader for this podcast of “Red-Handed” by René Appel (from the December 2014 EQMM).

    https://www.reneappel.nl
    http://joshpachter.com
    http://purple-planet.com

    • 15 min
    EPISODE 120: “Race to Judgment” by Craig Faustus Buck

    EPISODE 120: “Race to Judgment” by Craig Faustus Buck

    In this episode of our podcast series we provide listeners with the opportunity to hear a story that is currently nominated for a major award in the mystery field. The Macavity Awards, sponsored by Mystery Readers International, will be presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Dallas, Texas (which runs from October 31 to November 3). In the short-story category, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story writer Craig Faustus Buck is nominated for “Race to Judgment,” first published in EQMM’s November/December 2018 issue. He read the story for us from his home in Southern California.

    http://craigfaustusbuck.com
    https://www.bouchercon2019.com
    https://mysteryreaders.org

    • 46 min
    EPISODE 119: “The Long-Term Tenant” by Tara Laskowski

    EPISODE 119: “The Long-Term Tenant” by Tara Laskowski

    An short-story writer whose many honors include the 2019 Agatha Award for best short story, Tara Laskowski will debut as a novelist next month with a thriller that has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For this installment in our podcast series she reads her story from the Black Mask Department of EQMM’s July/August 2019 issue, “The Long-Term Tenant."

    http://taralaskowski.com
    https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 48 min

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