The cover story “Lady Dick” starts off the Mystery Weekly Magazine: June 2018 and it is a good one. After WWII a woman has to put her war time earned skills to work at home in this tale by Tony Parker. It is 1947 and “DC coppers object to me ventilating mugs for adultery.” Well, it is Washington after all.
“A Ship Called Pandora” by Melodie Campbell follows next. A touch of science fiction, a damsel in the need of relocation through the witness protection program, and Tosh Malloy is on the job. Tosh is a very good at safely disappearing witnesses into their new lives. Not a single failure yet. He intends to make very sure that Crystal Starlight will not be his first.
Working the graveyard shift at the Donnelly Street subway station is never a good thing. Even worse when Tucker Clark is in town doing a concert. His brand of country rock seems bring in folks who think it is okay to trash the city. In “Mop Jockey” by Michael Ayoob, things are starting to escalate in a negative way with long lasting repercussions.
Family is not always as great as it is cracked up to be. Molly Sullivan has no interest in going back to Uncle Raymond’s farm in “A Detour Down Memory Lane” by John H. Dromey. When they were kids Liz was no fun then and was pretty much a bully. Molly is pretty sure things have not changed even though they both are adults now. Liz was never was one to take no for an answer and is very much motivated to get Molly to come visit.
The job has gone very wrong and now the man known as “Tank” is in real trouble. At least Tank still has the drugs and the cash if he can make it out of there in “Stars” by Peter W. J. Hayes. Even if he can, the aftermath is sure to be no party.
The body in the dumpster at the Harborside Motor Court was not supposed to be found by Betty. But, she was the one to find it in “The Motor Court” by Jennifer Collins Moore. It is August and all that entails for the body in a dumpster which, in this case, was and is the late and not so lamented Ronnie Murphy. Did the real estate deal with the place get him killed? Maybe so. Maybe not.
The last view Tommy Cevic had was of the wooded valley below. Chances he did not see his killer who was about to fire the fatal shot through the widow. Detective Perkins, as well as the reader, is left to figure it out in the “You-Solve-It” puzzle, “In The Crosshairs” by Laird Long.
Mr. Long also provides the solution to the previous “You-Solve-It” titled “Kidnapped” found in the May 2018 issue. My review of that issue can be found here.
From the striking cover all the way to the last page, Mystery Weekly Magazine June 2018 is another solidly good magazine. Mystery in all its many splendid flavors is welcome in this publication and that is certainly true with this issue as readers are even taken to space in the form of a tale set in a science fiction setting. Full of mystery, Mystery Weekly Magazine: June 2018 is another solidly good issue well worth your time.
Mystery Weekly Magazine: June 2018
May 29, 2018
eBook (also available in print)
For quite some time now I have been gifted a subscription by the publisher with no expectation at all of a review. I now read and review each issue as I can. To date, I have never submitted anything to this market and will not do so as long as I review the publication.
Kevin R. Tipple ©2018