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Welcome to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine! Discover original, spine-tingling stories by top-notch authors and new writers from all corners of the mystery genre, plus news, reviews, and more… to make your blood run cold!

EXCERPTS:
Let's Keep the Party Polite
Christopher Latragna

The Refusal Camp
James R. Benn

BOOK REVIEWS:
Booked & Printed
Laurel Flores Fantauzzo

EDITOR'S NOTES:
Precision Cut
Linda Landrigan

MYSTERIOUS PHOTOGRAPH:
The Story That Won
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Ah Summer, when any body of water offers opportunity for drowning, any mountain offers cliffs to push someone off, and any piece of sporting equipment offers potential uses not contemplated in the rules of the game. 

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37 Award-winning stories 

Edgar, Agatha, Barry, Arthur Ellis, Robert L. Fish, Macavity, Shamus, Thriller, Anthony

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Great stories of any genre are rooted in characters — well-drawn, individual, and credibly motivated…

ABOUT AHMM
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine is one of the oldest and most influential magazines of short mystery and crime fiction in the world. Launched over 60 years ago, today AHMM maintains a tradition of featuring both promising aspiring writers and talented authors, spanning the full spectrum of sub-genres from dark noir to graphic works.

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Meet the Who’s Who of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine authors! View The Lineup of contributors in the current issue, see what motivates our writers, and much more.

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We strive to make each issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine a varied collection of complementary gems, a set of well cut and well matched but distinctive jewels. Our authors, of course, are the forces of nature that produce these treasures, but we strive to show them off to their best advantage. And it’s always a pleasure to see them continue to sparkle long after their appearance in our pages: We’re delighted to celebrate three such gems that are now nominees for prestigious awards. “Blindsided” (September/October 2021) by Michael Bracken and James A. Hearn and “The Road to Hana” (May/June 2021) by R.T. Lawton are both shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story, while “A Family Matter”...

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An Inside Look

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Let's Keep the Party Polite

by Christopher Latragna

The Lemon Lounge
Downtown St. Louis, MO
1955

“What do you think of that guy over there?”

Henry looked at the gentleman in the faded white sports coat sitting with his back to the bottles.

The guy, wearing a straw hat and a stupid grin, looked about the bar holding and ignoring a rocks glass filled with something clear. READ MORE

 

 

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The Refusal Camp 

by James R. Benn

The factory floor was thick with noise and odor. The clatter of metal and the squeaky wheels of heavy trolleys on cold concrete. The stench of acetylene cutting steel and the sharp, oily tang of scrap metal. The smell of bodies crammed together along workbenches, women in striped dresses worn over filthy layers for warmth.

Malou worked quickly, assembling the machine parts that were brought to her table in a never-ending stream of metal and wire. She had no idea what they were for. No one did. Not the prisoners, not the guards. A Nazi secret weapon, some said. What else could it be? Why else would the Germans transport the women here every day from Ravensbrück, even issuing them extra rations? READ MORE

 





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