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EQMM August 2014

  In This Issue:

In this month’s issue of page-turners, you’ll have a chance to reconnect with a few series characters, like Dana Cameron’s colonial-Boston innkeeper Anna Hoyt, who treads lightly around extreme violence in an attempt to escape with her reputation, her business, and her life (“Declaration”). Master Chef Auguste Didier returns too, and once again finds himself in the presence of murder, this time at a glamorous dinner party (“Murder and the Golden Slipper” by Amy Myers). 

Another character you might know—the eponymous star of Michael Guillebeau’s novel Josh Whoever—shows up as a young man coming of age and coming to terms with the social and familial realities of his life as a fisherman’s son in North Florida (“Crimes of Passion”). He’s not the only young protagonist in these pages, as two more fight against quietly deadly foes, one at school (“Ash” by Arthur Piper) and one in his own neighborhood (“Neighbor” by David Dean). 

In the chilling and poignant “Cold Island” by Brendan DuBois, a defense lawyer is particularly suited to coax a wanted man from a deserted winter cabin. To warm up, we have “Two for the Price of One” by Belinda Bauer, a charming tale about a couple who become particularly enamored with one of their customers. And you won’t want to miss our two puzzle mysteries: “The Ghost of the Badminton Court” by Szu-Yen Lin and “Death in the Pasig,” a special Black Mask story by Raoul Whitfield, writing as Ramon DeColta.

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by Dana Cameron
Art by Allen Davis

The thief took nothing, but Anna Hoyt’s anger could not have been greater.

The intrusion was marked only by the cracked window and the scatter of grain across the floor of the brick-walled distilling shed, along with tools that had been deliberately broken. The grain, spoiled in a most foul way, was gathered up and burned. Still, Anna paced among the barrels of molasses long after she’d set her broom aside and dispatched. . . 

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Cold Island

Cold Island
by Brendan DuBois

Art by Jason C. Eckhardt

The New Hampshire State Police cruiser moved along at a fair clip on the narrow, snow-covered dirt road, lined on both sides by brush and pine trees. It was late at night, and the flashing strobes from the light bar on the cruiser’s roof lit up the landscape with ghostly blue shadows. Lisa Turner sat quietly in the rear of the cruiser as it sped down the road, the rear end occasionally sliding side to side. The radio was crackling messages but the two troopers sitting up front kept quiet. . . .

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Next Month in EQMM:

Don’t miss our September/October 2014 issue, which features stories by Charlaine Harris, Doug Allyn, Val McDermid, Tom Tolnay, Bill Pronzini, Teresa Solana, Tim L. Williams and much more!

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