William Burton McCormick made his short fiction debut in June 2011 with the story BLUE AMBER published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Since then his work has appeared in numerous other publications including Black Mask, The Saturday Evening Post, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour and elsewhere. His work has been a finalist for a Derringer Award from The Short Mystery Fiction Society five times (for BLUE AMBER, THE ANTIQUARY'S WIFE, KILLING SAM CLEMENS, POMPO'S DISGUISE and MATRICIDE AND ICE CREAM). He was a nominee for a 2020 Shamus Award from The Private Eye Writers of America for THE DUNES OF SAULKRASTI. His novella DEMON IN THE DEPTHS finished second in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's 2021 Readers Poll and was a finalist for a 2022 Thriller Award from International Thriller Writers. William was thrice named to Robert Lopresti’s "Best of the Year" list at SleuthSayers for VOICES IN THE CISTERN in 2016, THE THREE CAMILLAS in 2019, and NIGHT TRAIN FOR BERLIN in 2020.

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