"Floyd is a master of the art of the short story."--Douglas Preston, co-author of Relic
John Floyd's work has appeared in more than 300 different publications, including Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Mississippi Noir, and the print edition of The Saturday Evening Post. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, he is also an Edgar Award nominee, a four-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. John's stories have been selected for inclusion in the 2015, 2018, and (upcoming) 2020 editions of Best American Mystery Stories, and were listed among the top 50 mysteries of the year in 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017.
John is also the author of nine books: Rainbow's End (2006), Midnight (2008), Clockwork (2010), Deception (2013), Fifty Mysteries (2014), Dreamland (2016), The Barrens (2018), Lighten Up a Little (2020), and Selected Stories (upcoming in late 2020).
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RECENT NEWS . . .
John's story "On the Road with Mary Jo," from the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, recently won the 2020 Derringer Award for Best Short Story.
John's collection of light verse, Lighten Up a Little, was released in March 2020 and is now available from his publisher, from Lemuria Books, and via Amazon.
John's story "Rhonda and Clyde," from Issue #5 (Nov 2019) of Black Cat Mystery Magazine has been chosen by Otto Penzler and C. J. Box for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, to be published in October.
John has three more stories upcoming in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, three in Mystery Weekly, three in Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and other stories on the way in Woman's World, Down & Out: The Magazine, Strand Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Kings River Life, St. Anthony Messenger, Elixir Magazine, Hoosier Noir, the New York Public Library's "Subway Library" program, the collection Selected Stories (VKN Publishing), and the anthologies Fearington Road, Derringer Awards 2020, The Best American Mystery Stories 2020, A Grave Diagnosis, The Great Filling Station Holdup, Jersey Pines Ink Whodunits, The Most Haunted Buildings in the World, Cozy Villages of Death, BOULD Awards 2020, and Rebellion, Revolution, and Rock and Roll.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .