Womrath Bookshop is excited to welcome the award-winning local mystery author, Jacqueline Freimor, who is one of the authors included in this year's Best American Mystery and Suspense anthology. Join us in a reading, followed by a discussion with Jacqueline about her writing career, the mystery genre, and more. Q&A and book signing are to follow.
This is a free event, but we hope you'll purchase the book from us to support our store.
About Jacqueline Freimor
Jacqueline Freimor’s short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Rock and a Hard Place Magazine, Vautrin, Black Cat Weekly, and Mystery Magazine, among others, and in the anthologies When a Stranger Comes to Town, The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021, The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2022, and The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023. Her novella “The Case of the Bogus Cinderellas” won the Wolfe Pack’s 2022 Black Orchid Novella Award, which included publication in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in July 2023. Links to Jacqueline’s work can be found at www.jacquelinefreimor.com.
About The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023
Don't miss this page-turner for the mystery lover
A collection of the year’s best mystery and suspense short fiction selected by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger and series editor Steph Cha.
“This form has a special kind of magic, the ability to transport you quickly, intensely, to capture character, time, place, and story with immediacy,” writes guest editor Lisa Unger in her introduction. The transporting stories in this year’s The Best American Mystery and Suspense are populated by those who exist on the fringe of our society and want more than what life has dealt them: A haunted veteran turned career criminal is on the run. An injured fighter turned bouncer seeks vengeance for his lost love. An assassin on his last job finds himself questioning his life choices and breaks all the rules to understand his final victim. By turns thrilling and enlightening, each story, according to Unger, “will have you holding your breath, flipping the pages, will leave you thinking about people and why they do the dark, dangerous, frightening things that they do.”
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 includes Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier • William Boyle • S. A. Cosby • Jacqueline Freimor • James A. Hearn • Ladee Hubbard • A. J. Jacono • Adam Meyer • Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Walter Mosley • Leigh Newman • Joyce Carol Oates • Margaret Randall • Annie Reed • Anthony Neil Smith • Faye Snowden • Jervey Tervalon • Joseph S. Walker • Thaai Walker • Jess Walter