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Here, you will find highlights of each month's print issue – including excerpts from our award-winning short stories, our book-review column The Jury Box, and The Mystery Crossword.The place to be for a good mystery!
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EQMM July 2016

  In This Issue:

Any reader of EQMM will be familiar with The Department of First Stories, but might not know its history or which favorite authors got their start in its pages. The July issue, as part of our 75th-anniversary celebration, is sure to fill you in and entertain you at the same time, with new stories from nine of these popular authors, as well as an article on the history of the department by historian and archivist Marvin Lachman and a reflection on the process of choosing and publishing an author’s first short story by editor Janet Hutchings. 

Leading off, novelist and Robert L. Fish Award winner Steven Saylor gives us a new tale in his Gordianus the Finder series (“The Staff of Asclepius”); another series continues in “The Red Tattoo” by short-story specialist Percy Spurlark Parker, featuring P.I. Trevor Oaks. 

It’s mind over matter for characters in the emotional “Get Them Out” by Nancy Pickard, recipient of five major mystery awards, and the suspenseful “Flight” by Edgar nominee Trina Corey. Children and the sometimes-terrifying pressures of growing up take the lead in “The Hangman” by EQMM Readers Award winner David Dean and “The Peter Rabbit Killers” by acclaimed novelist Laura Benedict. Love, loyalty, and the lack thereof are major motives in Shamus and Barry award winner Brendan DuBois’s small-town thriller “The Man From Away” and in a twisty tale set in the upper echelons, “Consuming Passion,” by celebrated author of fiction and criticism Martin Edwards. 

Obsession is the theme in “The Granite Kitchen,” a dark new narrative by David Morrell, creator of John Rambo. And we have, of course, included a story from a debut author, John H. Sherman, who brings his haunting tale “Black Monday” to the Department of First Stories.

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Columbia University’s Butler Library Presents an Exhibition and Symposium Honoring EQMM’s 75th Anniversary

The EQMM 75th Anniversary Exhibition will be on view from September 26 to December 23 in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor East. Included will be some of founding editor Frederic Dannay’s correspondence with several of the most important writers of the twentieth century, as well as some of his edited manuscripts (from the Frederic Dannay papers, which are housed at the library), as well as original drawings for some of the magazine’s early covers and selections from the correspondence of EQMM’s second editor, Eleanor Sullivan.

The EQMM 75th Anniversary Symposium will be held on September 30 in Butler Library, Room 203. Participants include Joyce Carol Oates, Otto Penzler, Jonathan Santlofer, Robert Lesser, Charles Ardai, and several other authors, artists, and distinguished scholars of crime fiction. 

The exhibition and symposium are free to the public—and we do hope you’ll join us, as it wouldn’t be a celebration without you, our readers!

For updated information on the special issues celebrating our 75th-anniversary year, please click here



Don’t miss our award-nominated stories!

“On Borrowed Time” by Mat Coward, nominated for the Macavity Award

“The Siege" by Hilary Davidson, nominated for the 
Anthony Award


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Join the conversation. . .
at Something Is Going To Happen, where Janet Hutchings and guests blog about suspense, short stories, and the mystery-fiction scene.


EQMM Podcasts
Audio readings and dramatizations by the world's leading suspense writers. Visit our Podcast page today!

Check out this month's podcasts: 

“Chung Ling Soo's Greatest Trick” 
by Russell W. Johnson

“The Lighthouse”
 by Hilde Vandermeeren


Blog Bytes
Check out this month's Blog Bytes by Bill Crider


INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th


Back by Popular Demand - Our Mystery Crossword Puzzle!

Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!
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The Staff of Asclepius

The Staff Asclepius
by Steven Saylor
Art by Allen Davis

On our journey to visit the Seven Wonders of the World, my old tutor Antipater and I, having arrived at the island of Rhodes, decided to spend the winter there, observing the traditional suspension of the sailing season between the months of November and Martius. This turned out to be a wise choice, for that winter Boreas blew unusually strong and cold from the north, whipping the sea with frosty waves that would have swallowed even the most seaworthy ship. . . . Read more

The Man from Away

The Man from Away
by Brendan DuBois

Art by Jason C. Eckhardt

A month after the incident, Amos Wilson drove two hours from his rural home to a Barnes & Noble in Manchester, the state’s largest city. He parked his old Ford F-150 pickup truck and walked to the front entrance, John Deere cap pulled down low on his head. Everything around him was concrete and asphalt and roadways and traffic lights, and the steady roar of cars and trucks, and jets coming in overhead to land at the Manchester airport. . . .  Read more


INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th



Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!

INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th



Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!


Next Month in EQMM:

Check out our August 2016 issue as we celebrate 75 years with a tribute to our past editors. Stories by Ruth Graviros, Joseph Goodrich, Jonathan Moore, Scott Mackay and many more!



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