Welcome to the web site of fiction author Eric Rutter.

Eric Rutter's short fiction has appeared numerous times in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. He has also published poetry and magazine journalism. He is a lifelong resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.

This web site includes news about Eric and his writing (see below), a list of his published works, and a question-and-answer page where he answers questions often asked of him and other writers.

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 7/27/16 –  Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine will publish Eric’s newest story in their November 2016 issue. It goes on sale October 11th.

 3/16/15  –  "The Shot" has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. This anthology will be available October 6th and can be pre-ordered here.

 9/9/14  –   Eric's latest story, "The Shot," has been published in the November 2014 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

 6/15/14 –  The November 2014 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine will include Eric’s latest story. It goes on sale September 2nd.

 3/16/12 –   For the convenience of Barry Award voters, the full text of "Purge" has been posted on the Deadly Pleasures web site:

 2/15/12 –   Eric has been nominated for a Barry Award for his story "Purge" (AHMM Dec. 2011). More information about the awards can be found at

 1/23/12 –   Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has published their April 2012 issue. Eric’s latest story, "All Prayers Are Answered," is the cover story.

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