"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 350 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 finalist, a Shamus Award winner, a five-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2018 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 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 #1, and were listed as "Other Distinguished Mysteries of the year/Honorable Mentions" 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 . . .
On May 1 John's story "Tourist Trap" won the 2022 Derringer Award for Best Flash Story.
John's story "Mustang Sally," from Black Cat Mystery Magazine, won the 2021 Shamus Award for Best Short Story.
John's story "Biloxi Bound," from Strand Magazine, appeared in The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021, edited by Otto Penzler and Lee Child. Previously his story "Rhonda and Clyde," from Black Cat Mystery Magazine, was chosen by Penzler and C. J. Box for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2020.
John has more stories upcoming in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, The Fantastical, Mystery Magazine, Fiction on the Web, the New York Public Library's "Subway Library" program, the collection Selected Stories (VKN Publishing), Fearington Road, Professor Feiff's Compleat Pocket Guide to Xenobiology, Mickey Finn Vol. 3, More Groovy Gumshoes, Edgar and Shamus Go Golden, Get Up Offa That Thing!, Prohibition Peepers, Shamus Winners Vol. 3, One-Hit Wonders anthology, Mickey Finn Vol. 4, and Rebellion, Revolution, and Rock and Roll.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS . . .