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A winner of the Robert L. Fish Award, two short-story Edgars, and more EQMM Readers Awards than any other writer, Doug Allyn remains a name to conjure by in short crime fiction nearly forty years after he first appeared on the scene.

LaToya Jovena debuted in EQMM in 2020. This is her third story for us, and we have another coming soon. Don’t miss her podcast reading of her EQMM story “What Kind of Criminal?” at

A former P.I. specializing in criminal defense who taught criminology at American University, Gregory Fallis is a longtime contributor to EQMM and AHMM. He won a 2023 Edgar for one of his AHMM stories.

Geneviève Blouin is the author of four novels and more than forty short stories, for which she’s received numerous prizes, including the 2016 Canada-Japan Literary Award. She works full time as a writer and editor. Her translator, Margaret Sankey, grew up in Ottawa and lives in Montreal. She’s been a professional French to English translator since 2013.

Tyler Fiecke debuted in EQMM’s Department of First Stories in 2022. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, he’s worked as a chef in the Twin Cities for a dozen years. This is his third story for us but the first to make direct use of his experiences as a chef.

A professor of English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, H. Hodgkins displays a talent for crime writing in this debut—and for dark comedy too! She has another story coming out in a 2024 Crimeucopia anthology.

Mystery writer Antonia Darcy and her husband, Major Payne, are the stars of all of R. T. Raichev’s nine mystery novels and all of his stories for EQMM. This new outing for them, like most of the previous entries in the series, is set at an English country house—an iconic locale for a classical whodunit.

Called “a masterful storyteller” by the New York Times Book Review, Randall Silvis is the author of nearly two-dozen novels, three story collections, and two books of narrative nonfiction. He’s also a prize-winning playwright, a produced screenwriter, and a prolific essayist. His literary honors  include two nominations for the IACW’s Hammett Prize.

Pat Gaudet was born and raised in south Louisiana. The various jobs she’s worked include shrimp boat owner. Her love of mysteries, she says, came partly from reading the novels of Ellery Queen. She describes this story as a gift from her subconscious.

Author of around 100 novels (nearly half of them in his Nameless Detective series) and several hundred short stories, MWA Grand Master Bill Pronzini has been celebrated in the fields of mystery, science fiction, and Western fiction for more than half a century.

Best known in the field of Western fiction, Larry Sweazy won the WWA’s Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013. Also a mystery writer, he was nominated for a Derringer in 2007.

In addition to being a successful novelist, Twist Phelan is a prolific and award-winning short story writer. She’s won an Arthur Ellis Award and two ITW Thriller Awards for her EQMM stories. One of her 2023 EQMM stories, “Judge Not,” made the “highly commended” category of the Irish Book Awards Short Story Competition—the only crime story to make the top fifteen.

A writer who debuted in EQMM while in high school, Josh Pachter was known over fifty-some subsequent years as a translator, short story writer, and anthologist, but never, until 2023, as a novelist. His debut novel, Dutch Threat, is now up for the Lefty Award!

Most of Anna Scotti’s recent stories for us, including this one, belong to her librarian-on-the-run series. But it was her nonseries tale “Schrödinger, Cat” (Mar/Apr 2022) that received nominations last year for the Thriller and Macavity awards.

According to PW, “[Michael] Bracken’s fiction is of the tougher-minded sort.” With a few exceptions, we’ll add, such as this story set in the world of classical music. For nearly two decades, the Texas author was marketing director for a symphony orchestra. He’s a winner of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for his short fiction.

Art Taylor has won the Edgar and Anthony and multiple Agatha, Macavity, and Derringer awards for his stories. Don’t miss his latest collection: The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions.

Michael Kardos is the author of four novels, including 2018’s Bluff—which Library Journal described as “a breathtaking work of suspense.” He codirects the creative-writing program at Mississippi State University.

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