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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.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Fiction Podcast Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

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    • 4.2, 80 Ratings

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 130: "Sac-a-Lait Man" by O'Neil De Noux

    EPISODE 130: "Sac-a-Lait Man" by O'Neil De Noux

    This year's Shamus Award for Best Short Story went to Louisiana author O'Neil De Noux for his tale "Sac-a-Lait Man," from EQMM's September/October 2019 issue. The author also won the 2017 Shamus Award and has won a Derringer Award for Best Novelette. De Noux is the author of over thirty novels. The sixth book in the Lucien Caye series, to which this story belongs, is forthcoming.

    http://www.oneildenoux.com

    • 52 min
    EPISODE 129: "The Duelist" by David Dean

    EPISODE 129: "The Duelist" by David Dean

    In this episode, New Jersey author David Dean reads his moving and suspenseful tale "The Duelist" from the May/June 2019 issue. The story, which won that year's EQMM Readers Award contest, is a historical one that brilliantly recreates the antebellum period in the United States.

    • 53 min
    EPISODE 128: Poetry from the Pages of EQMM

    EPISODE 128: Poetry from the Pages of EQMM

    In this month's episode, we turn our attention to poetry. EQMM has a long history of including occasional poems in our pages. From humorous limericks to serious free verse, poetry gives another lens through which to view the crime and mystery genre. Here we include a story in epic verse by John F. Dobbyn and poems by James Sallis, Stephen D. Rogers, Kevin Mims, Marilyn Todd, John V. Mercurio, K.D. Hart, and Diane Yetman, read by the authors, EQMM Managing Editor Jackie Sherbow, and actor Mandie Davis.

    https://www.johndobbyn.com
    http://www.jamessallis.com
    https://www.stephendrogers.com
    http://www.marilyntodd.com
    https://www.jackiesherbow.com

    • 21 min
    EPISODE 127: “Collector’s Find” by V. S. Kemanis

    EPISODE 127: “Collector’s Find” by V. S. Kemanis

    A former attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, V.S. Kemanis often writes fiction with legal themes. That’s true of the first of her three stories for EQMM, which she reads for this podcast. The author has five collections of short stories in print, including the Eric Hoffer Award-winning volume Your Pick: Selected Stories. She’s also the author of the Dana Hargrove novels. Here she is reading her story “Collector’s Find,” from our September/October 2013 issue.

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

    • 50 min
    EPISODE 126: "The Father of the Corpse"

    EPISODE 126: "The Father of the Corpse"

    This month’s podcast episode features “Father of the Corpse” by Department of First Stories author Cecilia Fulton. The author and former prosecutor grew up in California and now lives on the East Coast with her family. Her short stories have appeared in publications by Akashic Books.

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

    • 45 min
    EPISODE 125: “One Too Many” by Edith Maxwell

    EPISODE 125: “One Too Many” by Edith Maxwell

    A story on a very unusual theme is featured in our podcast series this month. Linguist, novelist, and short-story writer Edith Maxwell tells the tale of a hyperpolyglot—someone with an extraordinary ability to quickly learn many different languages—who turns her talent to criminal purposes. The author, a current Agatha Award nominee, is also the reader for this podcast of “One Too Many,” from the current issue (March/April 2020) of EQMM.

    https://edithmaxwell.com
    Recorded at Malice Domestic 2019
    http://malicedomestic.org
    https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Mommabird25 ,

Love the Writing, the reading is so-so

I’m loving this podcast; but it doesn’t sound so good.
It’s very hard to figure out who is speaking, when the readers don’t change the inflection of their voice.
I’m hoping they will get some voice actors to really dazzle as listeners.
I mean, come on, this is Ellery Queen, a very highly regarded, well known venue for mystery writing. I believe the reading should step up to the level of the reputation, and the quality of Ellery queen.
But I also am willing to put my money where my mouth is, I will go to the website to see if there is a way to donate a few dollars a month. If there is I will do that, so as to help this podcast get to the level that seems right for such an illustrious magazine.

Opal Castmin ,

Fun light crime fiction

I enjoy this podcast. Good audio quality, good reading quality, and the stories are pretty good. If you like this podcast, you'll also like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (and vice versa).

shyruh ,

Awful quality

This could be such a popular podcast if the quality wasn’t so terribly amateurish.

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