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published bimonthly by Black Raven Press, a partnership of
Lynn Kaczmarek & Chris Aldrich - until November 2009, when we
ceased publication. We'll keep this web site up at least until the
end of 2009 - check back later to see what we are up to!
the latest on our What's
New? page (includes
Barry, Anthony, Macavity, winners - last updated
of mystery and book events
in chronological order on a single page - last updated on November
of Contents for
our latest (and last) issue (Volume
27 Issue 5, October/November 2009), mailed on November 9, 2009.
to see our Bouchercon 2009 photos, mostly from the Mystery News
table in the book dealer's room -
updated on November
20, 2009: Mystery News has news:
Chris released the following announcement:
with a mixture of regret and relief that Lynn Kaczmarek and I announce
that Mystery News will cease publication with the October/November
2009 issue. We are thrilled that Kate Stine and Brian Skupin, publishers
of Mystery Scene, have graciously agreed to fulfill our outstanding
subscriptions with issues of their well-known and highly professional
publication. And you may just find us in their pages in the future.
knew from the beginning that publishing Mystery News would be a
labor of love but between changes in our lives and the state of
the economy, the labor has started to overpower the love. Weve
had a wonderful time over these past twelve years sharing our love
of mystery and crime fiction, and becoming part of a community of
readers and authors that have filled our hearts with friendship
and the gift of wonderful stories.
are incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to Mystery
News over the years, to our families and most of all, to our readers.
News was founded in 1982 by Patricia and Jack Shnell, and six years
later was taken over by Harriet and Larry Stay, who published it
for ten years before we revived it in 1997 under the banner of Black
Raven Press. In 2001, Mystery News won the Anthony Award for Best
Fan Publication at Bouchercon; we were also nominated for Anthony
Awards in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Scene was established in 1986 by writers Ed Gorman and Robert Randisi.
Since being acquired in 2002 by Kate Stine and Brian Skupin, the
magazine has focused on informing readers about the best and most
interesting work in the crime fiction field.
Scene has won the Anthony Award from the Bouchercon World Mystery
Convention (2004), the Ellery Queen Award from Mystery Writers of
America (2006), and the Poirot Award from the Malice Domestic Mystery
a side note, Lynn and I will still be attending Bouchercon this
year where you invite you to stop by our table in the dealer's room,
which we will be sharing with Kate and Brian of Mystery Scene.
a complete list of
Subscriber's FAQ page
links to a variety of
General Mystery Sites, Publishers,
Photo Gallery, which
includes mystery convention photos, & photos related to articles
Black Raven Press and
gotten from some of our subscribers
are exclusive to our web site
Find lists of Award
and winners (and archives listing
nominees and winners)
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page was updated November 9,