Mystery Scene Magazine - Fall 2022, No. 173

The latest issue of Mystery Scene Magazine – Fall 2022, No. 173 – is available at a newsstand near you. Inside you’ll find a wonderful selection of feature articles, listed below, along with the usual book reviews and columns, including my own column, “Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered”.
      Read on for a snippet of what Kate Stine – Mystery Scene’s co-publisher and editor – had to say about this issue in her letter from the editor, “At the Scene”:

This issue marks a milestone of sorts for Brian and me. The 2002 Fall Issue was our first as publishers and owners of Mystery Scene. Two decades later here we are—happily bringing you news and notes from all over the world of crime, mystery, and suspense.

   Speaking of anniversaries of note, it’s the 100th birthday of the hardboiled private eye. And according to our gumshoe expert Kevin Burton Smith, this past century of rock ’em, sock ’em entertainment is only a prelude to a new generation of PIs of all stripes and every persuasion. An iconic figure in a thriving genre—what’s not to celebrate?

   It was a plainly dressed Amish man, driving a horse-drawn buggy on a winter’s day that sparked author Linda Castillo’s imagination in 2006. Since then she has written 14 bestselling novels about police chief Kate Burkholder set in the Ohio Amish community of Painter’s Mill. Oline Cogdill talks with Castillo in this issue. …
[go here for the rest of Kate’s words]


Fall Issue #173, Linda Castillo

My Book: To Kingdom Come

Researching the looting of African art and artifacts from the 19th century.
by Claudia Riess

Six Writers to Watch

Keep your eye on these writers who are breaking new ground and garnering high praise.
by Oline H. Cogdill 

Meri Allen

Cozy mysteries and ice cream have a surprising amount in common.
by John B. Valeri 

New Voices, Native Cultures

These Native American authors bring nuanced knowledge of their cultures to the mystery.
by Craig Sisterson 

My Book: A Mind to Murder

Adventures with a journalist and her jewel thief/investigator husband.
by Daniella Bernett 

Emma Viskic

A musician-turned-writer creates a hero who can’t hear the music she loves.
by Craig Sisterson 

My Book: Blind Faith

What deadly secrets might a priest know?
by Alicia Beckman 

Murder in Melbourne Crossword

by Verna Suit


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