Short walk #2

Anything can happen on a short walk down a dark street.

Short sample:

It was a small man’s body inside the scarecrow, and it appeared he’d been shot through the heart. From “The Problem of the Scarecrow Congress” by Edward D. Hoch (in All But Impossible: The Impossible Files of Dr. Sam Hawthorne, Crippen & Landru, 2017).

Point of view:

Kevin Tipple covers the March 2018 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine, cover-to-cover.

Dave Zeltserman reviews one, two, three, four, five, six recent EQMM stories.

New releases, old releases:

The Bouchercon 2018 anthology (release date Sept 4) is available for pre-order under the title Florida Happens rather than the initial title Sunny Places, Shady People.

Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories, by Walter Mosley (2003).

Writing desk:

AHMM editor Linda Landrigan mulls twists, turns, and two essential elements for short mysteries.

Free zine:

Two new stories went live at Over My Dead Body!

Check my shorts, please:

My humorous private eye yarn “The Belle Hope” appeared in the anthology Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis

 

Short walk #1

C’mon. Let’s take a walk. A short walk down a dark street.

Short sample:

Harry was hooked on crime the way some people are addicted to cocaine, alcohol, chocolate, and unrequited love. From “A Little Missionary Work” by Sue Grafton (in Kinsey and Me: Stories, Marian Wood Books/Putnam)

Point of view:

Robert Lopresti reveals the best mystery story he read this week.

Gerald So examines a Bill Pronzini story in EQMM.

New releases, old releases:

Switchblade Issue 5 slices off a thick new cut of outlaw fiction and hard luck crime.

Writing desk:

The Short Mystery Fiction Society announced final results for the 2018 Derringer Awards.

Free zine:

Pop open the April 2018 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries for five flash-length stories.

Check my shorts, please:

My supernatural voodoo mystery “Most Evil” appeared in the anthology Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis