MWA-MA Fall 2019 Newsletter

Networking, Reconnecting and Fun
Tuesday, November 12, National Press Club
Join us on Tuesday, November 12, for drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the National Press Club, the new location for meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

When? Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
Where? National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

How much? $15, payable by check at the door to Mystery Writers of America, good for food and one (1) drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

The Press Club is two blocks from the Metro Center stop — take the 13 Street exit to 13th and G, then walk to 14th & F. If you’re driving, parking is available at the PMI parking garage at 1325 G Street NW — bring your parking ticket to the meeting for a chance to win free parking. At the Press Club, take the elevator to the 13th floor and ask the receptionist to direct you to the MWA meeting.

RSVP to lyndee@lyndeewalker.com by November 6. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Congratulations & Best Wishes Too!

At Thrillerfest this summer, Alan Orloff won the Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original for Pray for the Innocent. Hooray!

More awards are still to be announced ahead at Bouchercon, with several chapter members honored as finalists:

  • John Copenhaver’s Dodging and Burning is a finalist for the Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel.
  • Barb Goffman’s “Bug Appetit” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story.
  • Aimee Hix’s What Doesn’t Kill You is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel.
  • Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill is a finalist for the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery (one of the Macavity Awards) and for the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel.
  • Art Taylor’s “English 398: Fiction Workshop” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Short Story.

Congratulations to all!


Recent & Forthcoming from Chapter Members

Much to celebrate with recent and forthcoming works by our chapter members—perfect for holiday shopping ahead!

Books

  • Donna Andrews:
  •    Terns of Endearment (August)
       Owl Be Home For Christmas (October)

  • Maya Corrigan, Crypt Suzette: A Five-Ingredient Mystery (August)
  • Ellen Crosby, The Angel’s Share (November)
  • John French, The Santa Heist and Other Christmas Stories with Patrick Thomas (September)
  • Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet (December)
  • Cheryl Head, Judge Me When I’m Wrong (October)
  • Tim Holland, The Murder of Amos Dunn (Fall)
  • Mary Ellen Hughes, A Curio Killing: A Keepsake Cove Mystery (September)
  • Tara Laskowski, One Night Gone (October)
  • Con Lehane, Murder Off the Page: A 42nd Street Library Mystery (November)
  • Bill Rapp, The Budapest Escape (November)
  • Fred Rexrod, Whiz Tanner and the Olympic Snow Caper (August)
  • Shawn Reilly Simmons, Murder on the Chopping Block (September)
  • LynDee Walker, Leave No Stone (November)
  • Erica Wright, Famous in Cedarville (October)
  • Rebecca York, Fire on the Moon (August)

Stories

  • William Ade: “No Secrets for the Dead,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Barb Goffman, “Alex’s Choice,” Crime Travel: Tales of Mystery and Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman (December)
  • Adam Meyer:
       “Sitting Shiver,” Nightscript (October)
       “Murderabilia,” The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories (October)
       “Mrs. Montgomery,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories (November)
       “The Fourteenth Floor,” Crime Travel (December)
  • Alan Orloff:
       “Afterward,” Flash Bang Mysteries (October)
       “Ward’s Cleaver,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Josh Pachter:
       “The Secret Lagoon,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (September/October)
       “The Poet Who Locked Himself In” by Anne van Doorn (translated), EQMM (September/October)
       “The Two-Body Problem,” Mystery Weekly (October)
       “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” The Eyes of Texas (October)
       “When You Sue, You Begin With Do, Ray, Me,” Denim, Diamonds, and Death: Bouchercon Anthology 2019 (October)
       “The Final Stage” by Ingrid Oonincx (translated), EQMM (November/December)
  • Verena Rose: “Death in the Boston Vigilance Committee,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Harriette Sackler: “If I Should Die,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Brenda Seabrooke, “What Love Is,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Shawn Reilly Simmons, “Stolen Moments,” Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019 (November)
  • Art Taylor, “Hard Return,” Crime Travel (December)
  • Cathy Wiley, “And Then There Were Paradoxes,” Crime Travel (December)

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Our Chapter Members
Win, Place, and…
Show Their Skills!

Stacy Woodson and Josh Pachter (top image, standing center and right)
Art Taylor
Art Taylor
Sujata Massey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to writers in our Mid-Atlantic Chapter for various honors this year—including Stacy Woodson and Josh Pachter (top image, standing center and right), Art Taylor (bottom left image) and Sujata Massey (bottom right).

Our chapter members have won or been finalists for several awards and honors, including:

  • Donna Andrews was Guest of Honor at this year’s Malice Domestic.
  • Bill Beverly‘s Dodgers (2016) was listed among “100 Crime Novels and Thrillers to Love” (1945 to the present) in the May 12 Sunday Times (UK).
  • John Copenhaver’s Dodging and Burning is a finalist for the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel and for the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel.
  • Barb Goffman’s “Bug Appetit” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a finalist for the Anthony Award and was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story, and her stories “The Case of the Missing Pot Roast” (Florida Happens) and “Till Murder Do Us Part” (Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies) were both finalists for the Derringer Award for Best Long Story.
  • Aimee Hix’s What Doesn’t Kill You is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and for the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel.
  • Alma Katsu‘s The Hunger is a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Horror Novel and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
  • Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Lefty Award (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for Best Historical Mystery Novel; it’s also a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Alan Orloff’s “Dying in Dokesville” (Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical) won the Derringer Award for Best Short Story, and his novel Pray for the Innocent is a finalist for the Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original Novel.
Josh Pachter’s “50” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) placed second in the Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Reader’s Poll, and his story “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Murder” (Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical) was a finalist for the Derringer Award for Best Short Story.
Art Taylor’s “English 398: Fiction Workshop” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story, is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and was a finalist for the Agatha Award in the same category.
Stacy Woodson’s “Duty, Honor, Hammett” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) won the Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Reader’s Poll.
Recent & Forthcoming from Chapter Members

Congratulations to everyone here for publications both recent (from the beginning of 2019) and through the summer ahead. Stay tuned for our next newsletter for updated Fall 2019 releases.

Books

  • Donna Andrews, Terns of Endearment (August)
  • Mark Bergin, Apprehension (July)
  • Karna Bodman, audio releases of Trust But Verify, Checkmate, and Gambit
  • Maya Corrigan, Crypt Suzette: A Five-Ingredient Mystery (August)
    Krista Davis, The Diva Sweetens the Pie (April)
    John French:
    The Devil of Harbor City (May)
    The Magic of Simon Tombs (story collection, May)
    Aimee Hix, Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs (January)
    Timothy J. Lockhart, Pirates (April)
    Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (May)
    Melinda Mullet, Died in the Wool: A Whisky Business Mystery (June)

Howard Owen: Scuffletown: A Willie Black Mystery (January)
Evergreen: A Willie Black Mystery (July)
Josh Pachter, Amsterdam Noir (January)—as editor, translator, and contributor
Fred Rexrod:
Whiz Tanner and the Mysterious Countdown (January)
Whiz Tanner and the Olympic Snow Caper (August)
Grace Topping, Staging Is Murder (April)
LynDee Walker, Deadly Politics: A Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller (March)
Graphic Novels
Alma Katsu, The Spy Collector, 12-episode series illustrated by Victor Santos (beginning July)
Stories
Bill Beverly, “Virginia Racer,” Invisble Blood, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (July)
John L. French, “Scorpion” and “Man on the Inside,” Awesome Tales #9 (February)
Barb Goffman:
“Punching Bag,” Flash Bang Mysteries (January, editor’s choice)
“The Power Behind the Throne,” Deadly Southern Charm: A Lethal Ladies Mystery Anthology, edited by Mary Burton and Mary Miley (April)
Deborah Lacy, “Please See Me,” Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers (March)
BV Lawson:
“Inflammatory Rhetoric,” Flash Bang Mysteries (January)
“Flash of Red,” Mystery Weekly (March)
“A Fire Burns Brightly,” Noir Nation 7 (Spring)
Harley Mazuk, “The Road from Manzanar,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (March/April)
Alan Orloff:
“Inseparable, Insufferable,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine (Issue 4)
“Hello, Cupcake!” Mystery Weekly (February)
Josh Pachter:
“Starry Stary Night,” co-authored with René Appel, Amsterdam Noir, edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter (January)
“Last Call at the Bar of Invariable Length,” Mystery Weekly (February)
“A Study in Scarlett!” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (May/June)
“The Cremains of the Day,” Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Edible (May)
Quintin Peterson, “Damaged Goods,” Awesome Tales #9 (February)
Art Taylor, “Better Days,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (May/June)