The Greatest Mystery Short Story Writer Ever
Let me throw out some names: Steve Hockensmith, IJ Parker, Russel McLean, Martin Limon, G. Miki Hayden. Each of these writers makes me pick up and BUY any anothology or copy of EQMM or AHMM I see their names in. I find their stories more than just solid crime writing. Their characters move me, sometimes pretty near to tears. Not an easy thing to do in a few short pages. There. You have my criteria. Good stories with characters I care about. I can add names to my list, but discuss. Make the list longer. Tell me about writers I haven't mentioned. I'm sure I've forgotten plenty of great writers.