Short walk #9


Danger awaits. On a short walk down a dark street.

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

Short sample:

I was just getting into Dostoyevsky’s The Gambler, which my brother sent me as part of our monthly book exchange, when two furry monkey paws snatched it and threw it on the deck. From “Curse of the White Armadillo” by William Dylan Powell (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July/August 2018, ed. Janet Hutchings, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

71 mystery readers give the star treatment to A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women, ed. Elizabeth George (collected in 2005).

New releases, old releases:

Lock your doors and unlock your gun cabinets. Switchblade Issue 6 was released into the civilian population.

Miami Noir, ed. Les Standiford (Akashic Books, 2007).

Writing desk:

A complete summary of guidelines and story preferences for twenty-five mystery and crime markets. One catch: the summary was published in 1937. (Reprinted online at Black Mask Magazine.)

Free zine:

Two freebies by Michael Bracken at ezine Tough, “Texas Hot Flash” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

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