The current issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine is another I know I will read cover to cover. The short stories I've read so far have been entertaining and well-written.
R. T. Lawton appears with Black Friday - number ten in the Holiday Burglars series, where mildly inept burglars attempt to commit larceny on major holidays. This time, they nearly receive a dose of their own medicine. Lawton has gathered previously published stories into e-book collections you can find here. You can read about the inspiration for a character in the tale here, at the SleuthSayers website.
Last month's AHMM listed a short story, Night Flight to Bali by Jane K. Cleland, that used multiple points of view. This month's issue again flaunts the established short fiction conventions successfully. Damsels in Distress, by S. L. Franklin, tells the story of a missing person case from the point of view of the detective, his wife, the missing girl's roommate, and a couple other characters I won't mention because that will give away too much. The "damsels" are both the missing girl and her roommate. What unwinds is a dual-plot story that winds up in an entirely satisfactory ending.
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