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The First Two Pages: “Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest” by Paula Gail Benson

In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft…

Read “Better Days”

Thanks to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, for a limited time you can read my story…

“Better Days” Named Agatha Finalist

Thank you to the Malice Domestic community for choosing my story “Better Days” as a…


"Better Days" has been named a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story.


About Art Taylor

Art Taylor won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for "English 398: Fiction Workshop," originally published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and he has won three additional Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, three Macavity Awards, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction. His work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, winner of the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He is an associate professor of English at George Mason University, and he has contributed frequently to the Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine.

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