Mystery Writer, and the author of The Fifth Precinct crime stories and The Keleyat on Mars sci-fi mysteries


Joseph Benedetto is a Derringer Award Finalist and the author of more than 50 short stories and articles that have been published in magazines such as Dragon, Tournaments Illuminated, Different Worlds and elsewhere, and stories from his popular crime series "The Fifth Precinct" as well as his science-fiction series "The Keleyat on Mars" have appeared in several magazines, short story collections and anthologies.


A member of both the Short Mystery Fiction Society and the Mystery Writers of America, he has served in the Mentor Program of the New York Chapter of the MWA, lectured on the craft and business of writing genre fiction, served as the prolocutor of the Write-or-Die writers group of Western Pennsylvania, and spent four years serving as the Senior Assistant Fiction Editor of the Triangulation speculative fiction anthology.