"Floyd is a master of the art of the short story."--Douglas Preston, co-author of Relic
John Floyd is the author of more than a thousand short stories in publications like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Strand 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 finalist, a Shamus Award winner, a five-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2018 recipient of the Short Mystery Fiction Society's lifetime achievement award. John's stories have been selected for inclusion in the 2015, 2018, and 2020 editions of Best American Mystery Stories and the 2021 editions of Best Mystery Stories of the Year and Best Crime Stories of the Year, and were listed as "Other Distinguished Mysteries of the year/Honor Roll" in 2000, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2022.
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).
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RECENT NEWS . . .
John has more stories upcoming in Strand Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Storia, Crimeucopia: Say It Again, MysteryRat's Maze podcast, the collection Selected Stories (VKN Publishing), Mickey Finn Vol 4, Fearington Road, Chop Shop Series, Wish Upon a Crime, and Murder Neat.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .