Mystery Weekly Magazine: July 2019 |
At the cutting edge of crime fiction, Mystery Weekly Magazine presents original short stories by the world's best-known and emerging mystery writers. The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.In this issue: In our cover feature, "The Hail Mary Play" by Stacy Woodson, a last-ditch effort to avoid getting expelled from military school forces a cadet to come up with a plan-something that's guaranteed to impress the school's superintendent. At the dawn of mankind, one resourceful human sets out to solve a mystery after his chief, Ice-eyes, is killed by a vicious predator. Is Long-spear, the only witness, deceiving the tribe? Can you solve the mystery of "The Shrewdness Of Apes" by Chris Wheatley.In "A Nasty Bit Of Business" by Robert C. Madison, a private detective working for a very powerful man needs all his wits and quick reflexes when things go sideways, as they tend to do.An aging hitman agrees to one last job arranged by his young protege. But only if he takes the shot. The older man knows his gun; the younger man the tech. The hit was crowdsourced. What could possibly go wrong? Find out by reading "Going South" by Jay O'Connell.In "Visitors" by Don Mclellan, a housekeeper, grown accustomed to handling the whims and oddities of her wealthy employers, faces a threat no amount of experience can prepare her for.In "Willard" by Bill Connor, a much-loved homeless man is murdered, and the killer must be named before a mob renders its own blind justice.A Silver Alert, an ex-con, and a snowstorm create a deadly combination in "Bad Moon Rising" by Shannon Hollinger.