This Week’s Reader: Art Taylor


Art Taylor’s fiction has appeared in anthologies including Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder and The Crooked Road, Volume 3: Ellery Queen Presents  Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men and Other Career Crooks and in publications including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Barrelhouse, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and North American Review, among others. His fiction has won three Derringer Awards and has been a finalist for both the Agatha and the Macavity Awards, and his story “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” is currently a finalist for this year’s Agatha Awards as well. An assistant professor at George Mason University, he also reviews crime fiction for the Washington Post and contributes frequently to Mystery Scene. For more information, check out his website at

One of Art’s Stories:

The Care and Feeding of Houseplants

A Story Art Likes:

The Five Different Ways They Died” by Leigh Allison Wilson

Deal Breakers?:

“I don’t know off-hand of any deal-breakers.”

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