Anthologies

THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 3

Publisher: Toronto Sisters in Crime

Story: Saturday with Bronwyn

Story: Goulaigans

Date: November 2016

This is the third installment in the Toronto Sisters in Crime Whole She-Bang crime short story anthologies. We include 22 stories by 18 members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. Authors include Cathy Ace, Jayne Barnard, Anne Barton, Miriam Clavir, Susan Daly, Lisa de Nikolits, Alice Fitzpatrick, Valerie Hauch, Elizabeth Hosang, H. MacDonald-Archer, J.A. Menzies, Lynne Murphy, Helen Nelson, Ed Piwowarczyk, Andre Ramshaw, Darlene Ryan, Judy Penz Sheluk and Coleen Steele. Once again the anthology has been edited by Janet Costello. The authors include frequent She-Bang Contributors, previously published authors, and a few who are being published here for the first time. Stories include a wide range of sub-genres — from light to dark.

The Whole She-Bang 3 is available in print and ebook at all the usual suspects. Find out more here.

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FLASH AND BANG

Publisher: Untreed Reads

Story: Beautiful Killer

Date: October 8, 2015

Sometimes, crime occurs with the sound of a drip of poison, or the whispering whistle of a knife moving through the air. And, sometimes, it happens with a “flash and bang.”

The Short Mystery Fiction Society was formed in 1996 to promote the reading, writing and publication of short-form mystery and crime. This includes the yearly presentation of the Derringer Awards, which celebrate excellence in the writing of stories of up to 20,000 words in length.

With over 1,600 members worldwide, SMFS represents a unique pool of authors. Now, the Short Mystery Fiction Society is pleased to present all-new stories for its first-ever anthology of stories in the short form—Flash and Bang.

From Vikings to ancient Chinese judges, diners to pawn shops, and a variety of gumshoes and amateur sleuths, Flash and Bang not only represents a wide variety of tales, but also serves as a showcase for a sampling of the incredible talent in the SMFS ranks.

Within these pages are contributions from Herschel Cozine, Bobbi A. Chukran, Su Kopil, P.A. De Voe, Laurie Stevens, Tim Wohlforth, Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Sandra Murphy, Julie Tollefson, O’Neil De Noux, John M. Floyd, JoAnne Lucas, Andrew MacRae, Judy Penz Sheluk, Albert Tucher, Earl Staggs, Barb Goffman, BV Lawson and Walter Soethoudt.

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Here’s a review by SFMS member/blogger Kevin Tipple.

Flash and Bang is available in print and ebook from Untreed Reads, as well as all the usual suspects, including Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and Chapters.Indigo.

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THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 2 

Edited by Janet Costello

Publisher:Toronto Sisters in Crime

Story: PLAN D

Publication Date: November 20, 2014

A second anthology from the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime, featuring crime fiction short stories by members of Sisters in Crime in Canada. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholeshebanganthology, and for a list of authors and their websites (where available) visit http://torontosistersincrime.ca/shebang.html.

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Here’s what some authors are saying about The Whole She-Bang 2:

“The Whole She-Bang 2 is wonderful! With accomplished short stories that range from hilarious to gruesome to downright unsettling, this is a collection sure to appeal to any taste. It does Canada’s female crime writers proud.” Louise Penny, New York Times Bestselling author.

“Are the stories in this new collection by Sisters in Crime ingenious? Check. Well-written? Check. A delight, a surprise, and unputdownable, story after story? Check, check, and check. If ever there was an anthology worth checking out, this is it.” Scott Mackay, Arthur Ellis Award winner for best short mystery fiction.

“Thoughtful, well-written and above all, entertaining, this collection of short stories by established and up-and-coming crime writers is as Canadian as a polite little murder on a winter’s afternoon.” Elizabeth J. Duncan, award-winning author of the Penny Brannigan series.

And on December 19, 2014, The Globe and Mail included The Whole She-Bang 2 to it’s “Must-Read” list! Read the review here.

The e-book version of The Whole She-Bang 2 is available on Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, B&N and Smashwords. The print version is available at participating booksellers, including Amazon and Sleuth of Baker Street

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Edited by Donna & Alex Carrick

Publisher: Carrick Publishing

Story: LIVE FREE OR DIE

Publication Date: October 25, 2014 (Kindle and print). 2015 (other e-formats)

Featuring such exceptional authors as Kevin Thornton, Bloody Words finalist Joan O’Callaghan, John Thompson, M.H. Callway, Steven Moore and Arthur Ellis Award winner Melodie Campbell, the second in Carrick Publishings’ Excerpt Flight Deck series will contain more than twenty original crime fiction stories, ranging from light and humorous to dark and psychological.

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50 words: World Enough and Crime, multi-author anthology. Carrick Publishing. “A diverse collection of well written stories including such leaders of this challenging form as Rosemary Aubert, Melodie Campbell, Anne Barton, Rosemary McCraken and Donna Carrick. The author gets a brief shot on goal to score with a reader in this form. Excellent storytelling that keeps you reading.” Don Graves, book reviewer.

World Enough and Crime is currently available on Amazon (print) and Kindle