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 140: "The Cards You're Dealt" by Michael Z. Lewin
A longtime EQMM contributor, Michael Z. Lewin is a prolific novelist and short-story writer. An American by birth, he lives in the U.K. Michael Lewin is the author of the P.I. Albert Samson series; another of his popular series features Indianapolis detective Sergeant Leroy Powder, who is the central character of the story he reads here, “The Cards You’re Dealt” from the November/December 2020 issue of EQMM.
EPISODE 139: "The Interpreter and the Killer" by Jeff Soloway
Novelist and short-story author Jeff Soloway was the winner of the 2014 Robert L. Fish Award for Best First Short Story by an American Author. Here he reads his EQMM debut from the January/February 2021 issue, "The Interpreter and the Killer," which features a central character in a job we don't see often in mystery fiction.
EPISODE 138: “All Shook Down” by Libby Cudmore
This month we’ve selected a private-eye story for the podcast: “All Shook Down,” from the September/October 2020 issue of EQMM. It’s the first contribution to the magazine by Libby Cudmore, author of the highly acclaimed novel The Big Rewind. If you like it—and we’re sure you will!—there’s another story in the series coming up in our next issue, May/June 2021.
EPISODE 137: "The President's Half Disme" by Ellery Queen
As part of EQMM's 80th-year anniversary celebration this year (2021), we offer a seasonally appropriate history-laden mystery by the multitalented writing team of Ellery Queen: "The President's Half Disme," originally published in EQMM in February 1947.
EPISODE 136: “The Man Who Drowned in Champagne” by Edward D. Hoch
Edward D. Hoch had a thirty-five-year streak of unbroken publication in each issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine until his death in early 2008. We have no doubt that he still has many fans among our readers. 2021 is the magazine’s 80th year of publication, and as part of our celebration of highlights of our history we wanted to be sure to include some of Edward D. Hoch’s work. The Rochester author was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, an Edgar Allan Poe Award winner, and the recipient of two Anthony Awards. For this podcast EQMM editor Janet Hutchings reads his story “The Man Who Drowned in Champagne,” from the April 1998 issue of EQMM.
EPISODE 135: "The Noble Bachelor" by Terence Faherty
Terence Faherty is the author of the Scott Elliott and Owen Keane series. He has also been penning a series of Sherlock Holmes parodies that appear in our January/February issues, coinciding with the Baker Street Irregulars' celebration of Sherlock Holmes's Twelfth Night birthday. Here he reads "The Noble Bachelor" from our January/February 2018 issue.
Love the stories! Cannot abide the editor’s cringeworthy voice! 🙉 Surely someone, ANYONE, else can read the intro! 😬
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Glad she takes the time
I like the editors voice.