Monday, December 07, 2009

The sound of murder: Mystery fiction podcasts

Mystery novel blog Type M For Murder recently featured guest blogger Linda Landrigan, editor of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. "I know that the travails of the publishing industry have been an occasional topic here," she writes, "but despite these challenges, the mystery genre remains one of the most popular segments of the industry."

One way the venerable magazine and sister publication Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine have embraced the New Media is to launch a monthly series of podcasts featuring dramatic readings and audio drama presentations of stories from their magazines. In fact, here are the links now:

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's Podcast
AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we’ll post a reading of a story from our archives, supplemented with author interviews and interesting tidbits.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Fiction Podcast
The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir -- including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories.
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.