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.


The autumn 2023 issue of THRILL RIDE – THE MAGAZINE brings you twelve tales not led by Western white males, including my contribution, “Spooked.”


THRILL RIDE - THE MAGAZINE "NO W.W.M. (Western White Males)"

I couldn’t resist writing a thriller story set in El Salvador during the early 1980s. The majority of US personnel in the country at that time were males, many of them active-duty military or working for the CIA. All believable protagonists in an international thriller.

But they’re only background for my story, told by a Western white woman who isn’t looking for thriller action when she volunteers to serve at the San Salvador embassy.

Twenty-four-year-old Casey Collins wants to see for herself what’s happening in the war-torn country.

She gets her chance to investigate when another woman invites her on a plane ride to the eastern edge of El Salvador. Where Casey hears enough to get herself in real trouble.

In these twelves stories, you’ll meet Vietnamese magicians, female undercover operatives, Chinese assassins, and women like you never imagined.

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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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