Mystery Magazine: October 2021
★ Mystery Magazine's annual Sherlock Holmes issue ★
A double Issue filled with Pastiches, Parodies and Halloween thrills! Includes twice as many original stories as our regular monthly issues, and two You-Solve-It mysteries.
"The Case Of The Teller Of Tales" by Martin Rosenstock: Herman Starkey, famous author, has been murdered. Watson looked up to him. Did Starkey deserve admiration? Can Watson help Sherlock Holmes to find the killer?
"Dead Man's Chest" by Michael Kelly: A scream in the night echoes along London's fog-shrouded streets, and soon detective Benedict Keller is on the scene to discover a dead man and a mysterious chest.
"The Adventure Of The Man In Two Places" by Michael Mallory: Baffled by the case of a murder suspect positively identified as the killer in London, but who can prove he was hundreds of miles away at the same time, Scotland Yard turns to the only man who could possibly solve the puzzle: Sherlock Holmes.
"Doctor Watson Knows Noses" by Bruce Harris: A Sherlock Holmes essay examining facial features in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle series of stories.
"Scandal At The Savoy: The Monocle Murder" by CJ Verburg: Playing the world's most famous detectives is an amusing way for Holmes and Watson to earn a living, until the wrong killer calls their bluff.
"Carousel Nightmare" by Max Jason Peterson: Orson and his mother love historic Hampton, but this haunted carousel ride brings up one too many memories. Is that the Headless Horseman pursuing them, or Orson's own demons? Capture is inevitable on this carousel ride to hell.
"In The Land Of The Living" by Gretchen Altabef: Minutes from defeating Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Fall, Sherlock Holmes realizes that he is being hunted, escapes into the high Swiss Alps. His journey to freedom also allows him to save a boy who is the key to international peace.
"The King's Island" by John M. Floyd: When a derelict in a stolen boat washes up on a tiny uncharted island, he finds that its only other resident seems vaguely familiar …
"The Savile Row Mystery" by Bruce Harris: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson help a soon-to-be-famous salesman with his at-risk position at a Savile Row clothiers.
"A Double Fake" by BV Lawson: When is Sherlock Holmes not Sherlock Holmes? A young accountant gets roped into a game which turns out not to be all that elementary.
"I, Montresor" by Edward Lodi: Drawing inspiration from a story by Edgar Allan Poe, a frustrated writer plans to exact a terrible revenge against a friend who he believes has betrayed him. But who is the avenger, and who the avenged?
"Chamber Of Vengeance" by Joslyn Chase: When a family-owned costume and novelty shop in Seattle hires Tamsin and her boss to restore their wax sculpture display by Halloween, Tamsin knows they'll have to scramble. When murder happens in the museum, they get more than they bargained for.
"A Study Of Death" A Dr. John Watson Mystery by Teel James Glenn: Dr. Watson, while still grieving Holmes, is asked to investigate an impossible murder in a locked room.
We have two A You-Solve-It mysteries in this double-issue: "The Missing Train" by Kate Fellowes and "Lost In Time" by Peter DiChellis.
... and original cover art by Robin Grenville Evans.