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   I        A  MYSTERY

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CLASSICS
COVER PHOTO. My deepest appreciation to Edward Hayes, one of the finest actors around, for allowing me to use his picture on the cover of every edition of Cheap Detective Stories. I first saw Ed when he played Humphrey Bogart on a Hollywood stage, in Play It Again, Sam. You can see why he was chosen for the role. He even sounded like Bogie. Terrific guy. He lives in LA with his beautiful wife Heather.

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Someone in a Midwestern  village is 
working very hard to take first place in the 
Art of Murder!
FREE: Read free 
Chapters


Some ghosts are
very human and
exceedingly deadly.
​​Invitation to a
Murder​

 R.S.V.P., if you dare
​FREE: Read free 
Chapters



Greed, sex, and the 
quest for fame leads 
to Murder in the Movies.

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Murder in the Movies
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A Stranger in the House
  + Amy at 37
  + Barrow, Barrow & Jones
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Invitation to a Murder
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Yellow, Green, Blue & Dead
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Murder in Magenta
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The Haunting of Leigh
    Maxwell
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2 spine-tingling mysteries 
PLUS
 A Bonus Feature!
DOUBLE JEOPARDY           BETWEEN HEAVEN                   MURDER                         INVITATION to a        
      (2 Mysteries)                            & EARTH                          in MAGENTA                            MURDER
The HAUNTING OF                   MURDER                          YELLOW, GREEN,                        A STRANGER
 LEIGH MAXWELL                IN THE MOVIES                        BLUE & DEAD                           in the HOUSE
When Dena Brooke raced from Florida to the Midwest to be with a friend in trouble, no one bothered telling her - it was an invitation to murder. Also in  LARGE PRINT
If you have a mystery short story you would like to have published
BECOME A SARATOGA CLASSICS AUTHOR

Saratoga Classicsebook and books-in-print. 1269 SW Garfield Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604, 785-234-5674. To submit by email: estherwrites@aol.com. QUERY FIRST. Website: www.estherluttrellbooks.com. Published and edited by Esther Luttrell. 100% freelance written. Features emerging writers. Pays on acceptance. Byline given. Non-exclusive submissions. Submit seasonal material 3 months in advance. Responds in 30 days to electronic submissions. 
NEW Fern Wallace Mysteries: A new series that features tough male detective Fern Wallace. Character inspired by 1940s-1950s noir films, i.e., Dick Powell, The Thin Man series, Humphrey Bogart, etc. Seeking original and well-written mystery and crime fiction. The stories we buy must fall into that genre. We are interested in classic detective stories, police procedures, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage. We accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but they must involve a crime. Send complete manuscript. Length: 3500-7500 words, single spaced. 
Bonus Feature – Book in Print. All stories chosen for ebook publication are eligible for consideration for the bi-annual Trade (paperback) publication. Author receives a fee plus 3 complimentary copies of the book. The author may purchase up to 50 copies at wholesale cost plus shipping, and may sell them at whatever price they choose. Saratoga Classics takes no percentage of those sales.
IMPORTANT General Guidelines: Use 12 point Times New Roman font. Indent 3 spaces for new paragraphs. Do NOT double space or leave a double space between paragraphs. No explicit sex or excessive language. No sensationalism. No excessive brutality. No “f” word. Send to Esther Luttrell, estherwrites @aol.com as an attachment. NO PDF submission. Send as email attachment in Word doc or docx format. Do not use any kind of software to write your short story. estherwrites@aol.com. QUERY FIRST.

Pays $10 per short story on acceptance.

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CHEAP DETECTIVE STORIES, 
Vol. 1
Case of the Howling Husky
Anthology of mystery stories by new and
emerging authors.
CHEAP DETECTIVE STORIES 
Vol. 2
Case of the Missing Opal
Anthology of mystery stories by new and
emerging authors.
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