Eleven tales of stolen cars, the thieves behind them, and what these thefts actually represent, are sure to delight readers of all kinds. Plus an essay about the Agatha Christie serial killer.

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I think you’ll enjoy “Cool Ride”, my story in this issue. I had fun writing it. I revisit a character who originally appeared in the magazine’s second year. The theme required us to set the story at least fifty years in the past. Teddy Junior, as he was then known, was five years old and having his first encounter with the juvenile justice system.

In “Cool Ride”, Ted Tarrant is seventy-eight years old, and as the issue title suggests, has not spent all of his years on the right side of the law. So what’s he up to now?

In other stories in this issue, you’ll joyride with a woman desperate to escape her past. Deal with car thieves who keep stealing your car for an ever-increasing ransom. Delve into the mystery of a car that isn’t really stolen–it just disappears for a while. Or get into a rideshare car that appears to be driven by a zombie (if you dare…)

Surprising takes on this theme from the twisted minds of the MCM syndicate.


FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd first appeared in my fiction in Night on Fire, my second international thriller which is set in Denmark during a war between two rival biker gangs.

I enjoy writing about Dawna and she stars in many short stories and comes to the aid of Casey Collins, my thriller heroine, in the next two novels in that series.

In “Foul Trouble”, my eighteenth short mystery story featuring Dawna, she returns to Copenhagen on a temporary assignment to aid the Danish National Police. Her efforts to nail passport fraudsters are undercut by a leaker from her own side.

“Foul Trouble” was just published in BETRAYAL, the seventeenth and newest issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem.


For this issue, nine writers took wildly different takes on the theme of betrayal. The result is great entertainment!

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The spring issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem – The Hunt is all about hunting someone or something, or being hunted.


Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem - The Hunt

You feel eyes on you. Watching. Waiting. Have they caught up with you?

Or maybe those eyes are yours. Watching someone dangerous.

Either way, the hunt begins and the hunter or the prey faces doom.

Check out the great company I’m keeping in this issue:

“The Devil’s Trumpet” by Joslyn Chase”

“At the Intersection of Suspicious and Strange” by Kari Kilgore

“All I need to Say” by Jason A. Adams

“In the Garden of Lies” by Michele Lang

“The Final Girl” by Annie Reed

“Juju and Her Beads” by Leah R. Cutter

“Lowlife Safari” by Diana Deverell

“Somniphobia” by David H. Hendrickson

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