Category Archives: Mystery

Yet More Progress! (Amazingly!) Progress Report From Jeff Baker, May 26, 2020.

Didn’t think I was going to get to it, but I wrote a few lines on the mystery, even more importantly I tightened up a few things. The MS has at least a page-and-a-half of notes written IN CAPITAL LETTERS, … Continue reading

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Progress Report by Jeff Baker, May 9, 2020

Worked on the historical mystery short story tonight (okay, early morning.) Making a lot of progress with plot and the actual writing. Will need to do a major factcheck for historical accuracy as well as plot holes and the like. … Continue reading

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New Story in “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons!”

Good News! I just got my copies of “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons” in the mail. Including my story “Solar Pons and the Testament In Ice,” the book is full of stories involving August Derleth’s version of Sherlock Holmes, Solar … Continue reading

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Finishing Stuff; a Progress Report by Jeff Baker, 4/19/20. (Note; I haven’t finished anything!)

April 19, 2020 I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t start any new story until I’d finished what I was working on. Largely, I’ve kept to that, except for a few starting paragraphs that I typed up … Continue reading

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Along Comes a Steampunk Spider. April 2020’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker

Note: The prompts for the April Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (thanks Cait Gordon!) were a steampunk story involving a spider set at an apothecary. I send my thanks to Jan Grape for her input and suggestions which made the story … Continue reading

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Short-Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) Edited by Basil Davenport. Part Three. Reviewed by Jeff Baker.

Basil Davenport’s Invisible Men (Part Three) Slesar and LeBlanc By Jeff Baker   Continuing my review of the stories in the 1960 anthology “Invisible Men,” edited by Basil Davenport. As promised last time; two tales of mystery. “The Invisible Prisoner” … Continue reading

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“The Adventure of the Open Field.” Mystery and Murder for the March Flash Fiction Draw Challenge by Jeff Baker. March 9, 2020

Note: This month’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge was for a mystery, set in an open field involving a beard trimmer. I’ve been to a few small farm towns in Kansas like the one I depict here. Special thanks to Cait … Continue reading

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