Past Contributors include the finest mystery masters and upstarts
from around the world... and in your own backyard. debuts a new mystery writer each
issue. Thanks to our celebrity author contributors,
NMM has been able to help new writers continue with their careers.
Many authors have contributed only their best, new, original,
exclusive short mystery fiction. Their short stories are
available in Magazine...and a few
occasionally online for a limited time here at NewMystery.com.
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Mrs and Mr Matthews
and Patricia Matthews worked together on the extraordinarily
smooth and explosive tale of jealousy and newlyweds in
The Other Woman which appears in III#1.
Mayharlike many of the excellent women writers at New
Mystery, doesn't do lunch. See her Lonesome Canefield Blues in
our first issue. We don't want to spoil the ending but there is a big
man with a machete and some snakes but the most dangerous thing
around is out in the canefield.
George Minamade his debut in New Mystery
with Coffee Breaks, a story about how the boss's special grind can
sorta' get in your way... (III#1)
Billy Sue Mosiman
gave us the story of a boy who could not protect his drunken quarreling parents from the darkness in
Walls Came Tumbling in I#2
The author has the following writings in print:
NIGHT CRUISE, Berkley, 1992, Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Novel
WIDOW, Berkley, 1995, Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Novel
STILETTO, Berkley, 1996
PURE AND UNCUT, hard back and paperback, 1997, Headline Books, UK
DEATH IN DIXIE, co-edited with Martin Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press, an
anthology of mystery and suspense stories with an introduction by
Mosiman, mass market paperback rights going to Berkley, just
New stories coming out in ROBERT BLOCH'S PSYCHOS, from Pocket Books.
TAROT FANTASTIC, DAW Books, edited by Lawrence Schimel.
View from the Castle Tower column in last issue of DEATHREALM
Magazine, due out June 1997.
She invites you to read her own web page.
Click here for
Billy Sue's web page
NatsukeA mystery master from Japan, Mrs Natsuke graces our early
issue, I#2, with Harder Than To Die a tale of terror in
the Tokyo suburbs. A normal Japanese housewife and mother caught in
a swirl of death.
Mrs Natsuki is most famous for her novel, EVAPORATION which won the
Mystery Writers of Japan Award. 29 of her short stories have been
dramatized for television. Of these, The Shining Cliff won the Minister of Education Award
Jerry Osteris the master of the madcap
buddy cop procedural, here with a rare short story, Lonelyville a tale of power politics
and the celebrity avant-garde from beach house to...morgue. I#3.
Mr Pachter and his
Josh Pachter is one of the most respected
short story writers in the
world. His first contribution to New Mystery, in II#1, stunned the
mystery fan community.
The Ivory Beast was a smooth tranquil murder
hunt by a Pakistani detective on a US Warship patrolling the Arabian Sea featuring the polite and polished Inspector Chaudri.
Mrs and Mr Palmer
Bill and Karen Palmer have contributed their review column to
New Mystery since the very first year. Thoughtful,
balanced criticisms of audio tapes of mystery novels and stories,
CD-Roms, Websites and the new Multimedia Genre Games on the market.
Many of our subscribers and especially our librarian/readers write us
about their appreciation of the quality of the Palmers' reviews.
Click here for the Palmers' web page.
is in the Angry White Man issue of New Mysery with his lead piece,
Carioca Hungry. Brazilian street kids hear the the drums and smell
the roasting chicken. This very personal saga of Brazilian
gangsterism is unlike anything else we've ever seen with complex
sympathies and a swirl of motives and action. IV#1.
(click here to read the story now, free!) in V#1
Gary Phillips calls his original piece in the Blues Mystery
Stories Special Issue of NMM(VI#1) simply, Boom, Boom. Mr Phillips, a novelist
and journalist has given us a great story featuring his detective
Ivan Monk working the streets of South Central LA. Please wear a
hardhat reading this story, we're not sure, but maybe something is
going to blow up. His Ivan Monk novels have
been critically acclaimed and one optioned for an HBO feature film.
His latest novel, just out, is titled BANGERS, an unflinching look at LA hoods.
http://www.http://gdphillips.com/bio.htm is the author's website.
Thomas Ramirez joined us with
The Armadillo Patrol about some
middle-age, middle class, mid-life-crisis-bearing
midwesterners as they stand guard to protect their suburban lawns
from pesky armadillos...and find something else. See III#1.
Herbert Resnicow gave the first issue of New Mystery his gripping
short short, Headup, where a semi-literate ghetto janitor shows
another old man how to fix his pipes. I#1.
James Sallis appears in the current issue with,
More Light featuring a different kind of crime fighter.
This short story is a Shamus Award nominee for best story of
Rosemarie Santini is a well-liked novelist, teacher and short story
writer who lives in SOHO, NYC. Known for her Rick'N'Rosie novels,
she has chosen New Mystery to present R&R in the short story form
the first time anywhere.
Please Don't Use The M Word appears in the current issue, VII#1.
didn't want the kidnapping to be traced to Little Italy, but...
See the hilarious The Movie Murder in
Vol III#2 and the deeper piece, The
Music Lesson(click here to read the story now, free!) in IV#2.
Note! The Music Lesson by Rosemarie has been nominated for the
Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story by the members of
Mystery Readers International.
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Also Note: The Music Lesson has also received the Blaggard
Award for Best Mystery
Short Story of the Year.
Click here for news on the Blaggard Award for
Best Mystery Short Story
Charles Schwarz made his debut in New Mystery to instant acclaim. His
fine story My Obit Habit received immediate
attention from veteran editors and even fan mail. It appears in Vol II#2
made her debut in New Mystery magazine IV#1 with Mall Bimbo Murder
featuring a fashion slave with sore feet. It sounds like I'm hitting
on you, but I can get you into the movies.
Henry Slesar, the venerable mystery master of the short story and
writer of most of the tv scripts which made Alfred Hitchcock Presents
the literary standard-bearer for smallscreen quality has contributed
several times to New Mystery, including the chilling cozy The High
Price of Amazonas, in I#3. The story's subtitle was: She served tea
and remembered what a little birdie told her.
A charter contributor, his wonderful The Bracelet appeared in 2#1, subtitled, she couldn't see him any more, because she was not worthy, it very delicately and discreetly suggests that courting and romance may have a darker side.
Lawrence Treat, longtime master of mystery appears in the next issue
of New Mystery with, When The Music Stopped, a story of crime gone snafu...and then some.
And it all started with a lie.
Mr Treat, a novelist and short story writer, is a two-time recipient
of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, (the highest honor in the mystery
writing field,); and a Special Poe Award for a Hitchcock television
show; a prize winner at an international Crime Writers Short Story
contest in Stockholm; and a recipient of a Ceremonial Dagger
presented by Mystery Writers of Japan. A founder and past president
of Mystery Writers of America, originator of the police procedural
and the mystery picture puzzle, many of which are in his best selling
CRIME AND PUZZLEMENT series. He lives with his wife Rose Treat on
Martha's Vineyard. See When The Music Stopped
Paco Ignacio Taibo II is Mexico City's most magical and rumbling
crime novelist and short story writer. His first story for New Mystery
featured the infamous gumshoe, Hector Belascoaran Shayne, in the
deadly greasepaint of pro wrestling. All Kinds of Phantoms, appeared
in I#2. Look for his unique, Hookers of Zacatecas in the current issue.
Steve Rasnic Tem can write crime fiction with an intimacy between the
characters unseen elsewhere, his use of dialogue and mood is hot. Mr
Tem's fine dark mystery classic, Daddy's An Actor,
appeared in I#1.
Richard Torres appears in the current issue with,
End Of The Line. a debut crime story with the rattiest subway
platform in the five boroughs and some large sneakers. VI#1.
Marco Tropea is
one of the most respected crime fiction editors in the world, based
in Milan, he has advised New Mystery since our earliest days.
He helped a lot with our renowned Special International Issue II#2.
Commenting on authors and
manuscripts and working with the translators, Cuban, Romanian,
Czech, Japanese and French, and the authors and critics would have
been impossible with the maestro.
internationally-renowned Cuban novelist and short story writer,
Justo is the author who focuses on the simple warm dignity of the
little guy in his soul-searching modern Havana crime fiction. His
masterpiece, A Man of Honor, appeared in New Mystery I#2 to rave and
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Howard Wandrei George Is All Right by Howard Wandrei was
just discovered in a trunk out in Minneapolis by F B
Press. It is a tale of love gone wrong and that damn dog who sat
under the barstool all night watching.
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Edward Wellenappears in the next issue of New Mystery
with a dark frolic, a tale of flirting, obsession and love gone
eerily wrong. Mr Wellen is a master of the mystery genre with a
string of fine novels.
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John Westermannhas a rare short story in the Special
Mendacity Issue of
New Mystery Read Trauma Bells Are Ringing where a night at the Emergency Ward
is described with gritty realism. Mr Westermann was a police officer
for almost twenty years...decorated three times for excellence and
bravery. His latest smash novel is LADIES OF THE NIGHT with
He lives on Long Island.
His classic novle EXIT WOUNDS is in film
starring Steven Seagal. The film is produced by Joel Silver at
Warner Brothers. The drama features a white cop who tries to
solve a crime in an inner-city precinct.
Read this short story now!
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Zeltserman hit the second issue of New Mystery running with
debut hit, A Long Time to Die, he is currently working on a novel and
a short story collection, he lives in the Massachusetts Bay Area. See
I#2. Mr Zeltserman has a webpage .
Read this debut story now!
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