Short walk #4

Looking for trouble? Try a short walk down a dark street.

Another week, another round of of links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.

Short sample:

Bosch checked the clock as he rolled to the side of the bed and sat up. It was 5:45 A.M. and that was late for a murder call. From “One-Dollar Jackpot” by Michael Connelly (in Dead Man’s Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table, ed. Otto Penzler, Harcourt Inc., 2007).

Point of view:

Two reviews of the sharpest issue yet of cutting-edge crime fiction quarterly Switchblade, one from David Nemeth and another from Matthew X. Gomez.

New releases, old releases:

The Night of the Flood, eds. E.A. Aymar and Sarah M. Chen (2018).

Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices, ed. Terrie Farley Moran (2011).

Writing desk:

For the Research Folder: A real-life private eye reveals down-and-dirty details on how to snoop through someone’s trashcans.

Free read:

“The Heist” by Richard Brewer and Gary Phillips, is serialized in one, two, three, four parts at The Strand Magazine.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-horror story “Disaster Adjuster” appeared in cross-genre magazine Kzine.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis