Saturday, August 7, 2010

BTAP #86: Dress To Die by Elizabeth Zelvin

The invitation said, “Dress to kill.” When Marnie first joined the mystery writers’ organization, she had been a nervous wannabe, thrilled to brush knuckles with a favorite author over a tray of hors d’oeuvres. Now she considered herself an established writer, with an agent and three paperback originals in print. She would be able to greet the locals among the party-goers, if not all the best-selling guests of honor, without having to peer at their name tags.
Well, how cool is this! Elizabeth Zelvin has our Weekly Punch. For the few who may not be familiar with Ms. Zelvin, she is a two-time Agatha Award finalist for Death Will Clean Your Closet and Death Will Trim Your Tree. Her most recent short story success was "The Green Cross" in the August issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She blogs regularly on Poe's Deadly Daughters.

We are very proud to present Ms. Zelvin's "Dress To Die," in BEAT to a PULP.

Soon: BEAT to a PULP: Round One print anthology edited by Elaine Ash and yours truly. This collection of 27 hard-hitting tales will feature the writing talents of Ed Gorman, Robert J. Randisi, Charles Ardai, James Reasoner, Sophie Littlefield, Frank Bill, Patricia Abbott, Kieran Shea and many others.

On the way: The Simon Rip adventure begins with Chris F. Holm's A RIP THROUGH TIME: THE DAME, THE DOCTOR, AND THE DEVICE.