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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.

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.

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English


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EPISODE 106: “The Gentleman From Paris” by John Dickson Carr

8/1/2018
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At the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland, this past spring, EQMM had the pleasure of recording Shelly Dickson Carr, author of the award-winning YA novel “Ripped,” reading a story by her grandfather, the great Golden Age mystery writer John Dickson Carr. The most celebrated master of the “locked room” mystery, John Dickson Carr contributed both fiction and book reviews to EQMM. His April 1950 story “The Gentleman From Paris" was one of the winners of EQMM’s Worldwide Short...

Duration:01:04:25

EPISODE 105: “Come Back, Paddy Reilly” by Con Lehane

7/2/2018
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A tale from EQMM’s Black Mask department is featured in this month’s podcast. We caught up with Con Lehane, author of two popular mystery series, at this year’s Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, Maryland, where he did this reading of his September/October 2017 EQMM story “Come Back, Paddy Reilly”—a classic noir tale of a flawed character caught in an unresolvable dilemma. http://conlehane.com

Duration:00:40:04

EPISODE 104: “Literally Dead” by Dale C. Andrews

6/1/2018
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This month we feature an Ellery Queen pastiche by Dale C. Andrews. The third entry in a series begun on the heels of the Ellery Queen Centenary Symposium at Columbia University in 2005, the story brings an elderly Ellery Queen, still at the height of his deductive powers, out of retirement. The first story in this series earned an EQMM Readers Award scroll and a nomination for the Barry Award. Here is Dale Andrews reading his story “Literally Dead,” from the December 2013 issue of EQMM....

Duration:00:43:04

EPISODE 103: "Dysperception" by Larry Light

5/1/2018
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Award-winning financial journalist Larry Light is also the author of three novels, two starring financial reporter Karen Glick. This year he made his EQMM debut with the story he reads for this episode in our podcast series, "Dysperception," from the January/February 2018 issue of EQMM. http://www.lawrencelight.com

Duration:00:37:45

EPISODE 102: “The Gilbert and Sullivan Clue” by Jon L. Breen

4/2/2018
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Last month a long-awaited anthology of Ellery Queen pastiches and parodies entitled The Misadventures of Ellery Queen was released by Wildside Press. Most of the stories it contains were first published in EQMM. To celebrate the book’s publication we decided to have one of the stories recorded for this podcast series. Here is Darcy Bearman, Dell Magazines’ manager for social-media marketing, reading “The Gilbert and Sullivan Clue” by Jon L. Breen, first published in EQMM September/October...

Duration:00:30:47

EPISODE 101: “Skinny’s Beach” by Rob Brunet

3/1/2018
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Canadian author Rob Brunet, a creative-writing instructor and cohost of Noir at the Bar Toronto, joins us in this episode in our podcast series. His evocative short stories, often set in the Kawarthas, have been appearing in EQMM since 2015. Here he is reading his story “Skinny’s Beach,” from the February 2016 issue of EQMM. http://www.robbrunet.com

Duration:00:33:02

EPISODE 100: “For the Jingle” by Jack Fredrickson

2/2/2018
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Our selection this month is from the work of Jack Fredrickson, creator of the Dek Elstrom private eye series. The author made his fiction debut in EQMM’s Department of First Stories in 2002. We caught up with him at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto, Canada in 2017, where he read his story “For the Jingle,” from the May 2009 issue of EQMM, for this podcast.

Duration:00:49:47

EPISODE 99: “White Tights and Mary Janes” by Edwin Hill

1/3/2018
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This month EQMM is making simultaneously available in print and audio podcast a Department of First Stories tale by Boston writer Edwin Hill. The author has also posted some reflections about his EQMM story, the upcoming publication of his first novel, and the editorial process on EQMM’s blog at www.somethingisgoingtohappen.net. A longtime editor, and the current vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin’s, his remarks should be of interest to many, especially writers....

Duration:00:29:37

EPISODE 98: “A Letter to Santa” by Ragnar Jónasson

11/30/2017
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2017’s Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto, Canada had an international theme and drew writers from around the globe. One of those writers was Iceland’s Ragnar Jónasson, whose novels have made their way onto bestseller lists around the world in recent years. While at Bouchercon, EQMM had the pleasure of recording the author for our podcast series. Here he is reading his tale “A Letter to Santa,” originally published in the January 2015 issue of EQMM....

Duration:00:18:34

EPISODE 97: “Roller-Coaster Ride” by Christine Poulson

11/1/2017
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At the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto, in mid October of this year, 1,700 authors and fans gathered from around the globe. U.K. writer Christine Poulson, author of the Cassandra James mysteries and the stand-alone thrillers Invisible and Cold, Cold Heart, attended and recorded her story “Roller-Coaster Ride,” from the December 2014 EQMM, for this podcast. http://www.christinepoulson.co.uk/

Duration:00:38:02

EPISODE 96: “The Wolf of Fenrir” by Paul Halter

9/29/2017
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Our selection this month is from EQMM’s Passport to Crime department, which features stories in translation from around the world. Paul Halter is a bestselling author in his native France, and more of his work is becoming available in English, chiefly through the publisher Locked Room International. “The Wolf of Fenrir,” which first appeared in English in EQMM’s March/April 2015 issue, was translated by John Pugmire, who shares a few thoughts about Halter’s work prior to EQMM associate...

Duration:00:44:54

EPISODE 95: “Just Below the Surface” by Robert Shepherd

9/1/2017
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One of EQMM’s most famous features is the Department of First Stories. Over the decades, many important authors in the field have debuted there. This month we present a story from that department. “Just Below the Surface” by Robert Shepherd appeared in the March/April 2017 EQMM. Here is the Michigan author reading his first published fiction.

Duration:01:02:45

EPISODE 94: “The Oxford Tarts” by G. M. Malliet

8/2/2017
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Agatha Award winner G.M. Malliet has penned two critically acclaimed series of traditional mystery novels. An American who currently lives in the Washington D. C. area, she traveled widely growing up, and almost always chooses British settings for her fiction. Here she is reading her story “The Oxford Tarts,” from the March/April 2017 EQMM. http://gmmalliet.com

Duration:00:23:54

EPISODE 93: “If Anything Happens to Me” by Helena Edwards

6/29/2017
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In EQMM’s June 2015 issue, Helena Edwards made her fiction debut with a story that had previously been short-listed for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, sponsored by Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association. Here she is reading that memorable first story, “If Anything Happens to Me.”

Duration:00:19:40

EPISODE 92: “The Truth of the Moment” by E. Gabriel Flores

6/1/2017
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Department of First Stories author E. Gabriel Flores reads her debut tale, “The Truth of the Moment,” for this episode in our podcast series. The story won the 2016 Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for best short story by a new American author. It was first published in the December 2016 issue of EQMM. http://merenguemysteries.com/

Duration:00:19:06

EPISODE 91: “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” by Paul D. Marks

5/2/2017
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This month we’re delighted to present a reading by author Paul D. Marks of the most recent winner of the EQMM Readers Award, his tale “Ghosts of Bunker Hill,” published in the December 2016 EQMM. A native of Los Angeles, Paul Marks evokes that city’s history hauntingly in this story, the first in a series featuring private eye Howard Hamm. www.pauldmarks.com

Duration:00:36:35

EPISODE 90: “The Client, the Cat, the Wife, and the Autopsy” by Peter Hochstein

3/31/2017
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This month’s episode is from the private-eye genre, the second in a series of stories featuring an offbeat former newspaper reporter turned P.I. The author, Peter Hochstein, is himself a former newspaper reporter who has had a number of novels published under various pseudonyms. Here is Peter Hochstein reading his darkly humorous tale “The Client, the Cat, the Wife, and the Autopsy,” from our January/February 2017 issue. http://peterhochstein.com/

Duration:00:27:05

EPISODE 89: “The Adventure of the Man Who Could Double the Size of Diamonds” by Ellery Queen

3/1/2017
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Our selection this month is a clever script from The Adventures of Ellery Queen radio series of the late 1930s and the 1940s. “The Adventure of the Man Who Could Double the Size of Diamonds” (which was reprinted in EQMM in May 1943 and August 2005) is read here by Mark Lagasse.

Duration:00:58:50

EPISODE 88: “The Old Man and the Seashore” by Marilyn Todd

2/1/2017
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Novelist and short-story writer Marilyn Todd has been contributing to EQMM since 2000, when she appeared in our May issue with the first short story in her series of mysteries set in Ancient Rome. She has since become one of EQMM’s most prolific and popular contributors, sending us stories from a variety of different time periods, including a few, like the one we feature this month, that are set near our own time. “The Old Man and the Seashore” by Marilyn Todd, from the January 2016 EQMM, is...

Duration:00:15:27

EPISODE 87: "Cleaning Up" by Steve Steinbock

1/4/2017
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Writer and reviewer Steve Steinbock is best known for his criticism in the mystery field; EQMM readers are sure to have read his numerous special-feature articles and interviews for us, as well as “The Jury Box” book-review column, where he has been at the helm since 2011. Steve is also an author of fiction, having debuted in our Department of First Stories in the March/April 2010 issue. The author reads that first story, “Cleaning Up,” in our first podcast of the new year.

Duration:00:20:48