Short walk #5

Psst. Come with me. On a short walk down a dark street.

This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.

Short sample:

I couldn’t see the full reflection of my face; my features were obscured by the vapors of death on the mirror, resembling the death in the city, and resembling the scent of yesterday’s passersby. From “Scent of a Woman, Scent of a City” by Alawiya Sobh (in Beirut Noir, ed. Iman Humaydan, Askahic Books, 2015).

Point of view:

Otto Penzler distinguishes noir from detective stories.

Kevin Tipple guzzles 13 Shots of Noir by Paul D. Brazill.

New releases, old releases:

The Baby in the Icebox: And Other Short Fiction by James M. Cain (1984).

Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories (collected in 2002).

Writing desk:

Getting stories published: Prolific, award-winning author Michael Bracken flips traditional advice on its head (2013).

Free zine:

“The Wrong Thing to Say” by Bill Baber at Yellow Mama.

Check my shorts, please:

My creepy crime story “Stegmann’s Basement” is free to read at Spelk Fiction.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis