Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 2010 [MultiFormat]
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by Dell Magazine Authors
Description: With all the joyous signs of spring in our June issue--garden parties, punt rides down the river, baseball--you'll find the season also has a dark side. In 18th-century England, bitter rivalries turn an idyllic garden party deadly (in "Parson Pennywick in Arcadia" by Amy Myers); modern-day P.I. Joe Silvermann poles past the site of an old crime that's haunting his guilt-wracked client (in Mick Herron's "Mirror Images"); and an arrogant sportswriter unwisely chooses to follow his baser instincts on game day in New York City (in Patrick Glendon McCullough's Department of First Stories debut, "The Hidden-Ball Trick").
This issue also features some favorite authors' latest tales: Clark Howard's story of a mob fixer who puts his forbidden romance with the boss's granddaughter on hold when he's sent to China for an unexpected job ("Last Dance in Shanghai"); James Powell's historical fantasy take on the Pied Piper legend, starring 1930s spy and detective Alphonse Ganelon ("The Piper's Door"); and Liza Cody's snapshot of a single mother's life after a violent crime, when some things are changed dramatically but others stay horribly the same ("Whole Life"). Janice Law and Phil Lovesey offer stories about women who reap the consequences of following their dreams: in Janice Law's "The City of Radiant Brides" a restaurant hostess is swept off her feet and into an affair with a dashing foreigner and in Phil Lovesey's "The Gift" a young woman who takes a job as prison art therapist makes friends with an infamous inmate. Finally, in our Black Mask and Passport to Crime departments, respectively, we have James Lincoln Warren's "Jungle Music," a dangerous music-biz murder case for L.A. private eye Carmine Ferrari; and Frenchman Paul Halter's "The Gong of Doom," a locked-room mystery featuring Dr. Alan Twist.
Fiction: WHOLE LIFE by Liza Cody
Black Mask: JUNGLE MUSIC by James Lincoln Warren
Reviews: BLOG BYTES by Bill Crider
Fiction: THE CITY OF RADIANT BRIDES by by Janice Law
Reviews: THE JURY BOX by Jon L. Breen
Fiction: MIRROR IMAGES by Mick Herron
Passport to Crime: THE GONG OF DOOM by Paul Halter
Department of First Stories: THE HIDDEN BALL TRICK by Patrick Glendon McCullough
Fiction: THE GIFT by Phil Lovesey
Fiction: PARSON PENNYWICK IN ARCADIA by Amy Myers
Fiction: LAST DANCE IN SHANGHAI by Clark Howard
Fiction: THE PIPER'S DOOR by James Powell
eBook Publisher: Dell Magazines, 2010
EPIC eBookstore Release Date: April 2010
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