Thursday, June 20, 2019

Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: April 2019

Bond Elam’s “The Persistence of Illusion” starts things off in the Mystery Weekly Magazine: April 2019 issue. Detective Harry Sturgis occasionally experiences a moment where it seems like the world has shifted in some way and he is on another planet. He is having one such moment as he faces Professor Garrison’s gun. It all started because he was assigned a cold case to solve.

It has taken him a year to get to this specific moment. A year of anticipation and planning in “Honey’s Turn” by Michael Cahlin and Beth Slick. He isn’t the only one who has been planning this past year.

Wrestling has always been a hard job and doing the circuit for little money in 1976 was tough. For Jack Welch “One Night At The Pine Lake Motel” is going to cost way more than the eighteen dollars he paid to get the room key. Blu Gilliand takes readers back to the way it was before the WWE exploded and made a lucky few wrestlers rich.

Kent has been playing the undercover game for six years now at the Sun Meadows Mobile Home Estates. In “Paper Soldier” by Al Onia, the disguise has held so far and nobody is the wiser. At least, that has been the case until now.

Ben is back home and visiting his parents just in time for the annual town event. He brought Sarah with him in “Tangerines and Wild Garlic” by Steve Toase. Tradition must be honored and the festival, which dates back before the Norman invasion, will go on even if at least one outsider is present.

She came looking in the small bar in Boulder Creek for one Charlie Kane. She had good reason in “Andromeda Smiled” by C. W. Blackwell. Back in the day Detective Charlie Kane found Lacy Howell giving the family and the public a rare feel good story where somebody missing was reunited with family and loved ones. Blaze Moonriele has come to the bar seeking Charlie’s help in finding her sister, Andie.

No One knows why the pawn broker died in “Imperceptible” by Susan Sundwall. Hank Gates was healthy and yet died in his sleep in this “You-Solve-It” mystery. Detective Pauline Ritter and Sergeant Dan McKinney are on the case and begin by talking to the surviving business partner, Pete Winters.

The issue closes with the solution to the March “You-Solve-It” puzzle titled “A Flap Over A Ring” by Jenna Weart.

Mystery Weekly Magazine: April 2019 is another mix of intriguing mystery stories across the wide ranging mystery spectrum. As readers have come to expect, the tales in the latest issue are complicated and use a variety of settings to achieve enjoyment for the reader from start to finish. Mystery Weekly Magazine: April 2019 delivers that on every page. 

Mystery Weekly Magazine: April 2019
March 30, 2019
eBook (also available in print)
118 Pages

For quite some time now I have been gifted a subscription by the publisher with no expectation at all of a review. I 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 ©2019

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