Short walk #12


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

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

Short sample:

The body was put together from different parts—the door was one color and the hood was another and the bumpers were from an ’82. From “Hannah Martinez” by Sara Gran (in The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads, ed. Patrick Millikin, Mulholland Books, 2016).

Point of view:

Reviewing the evidence on Cuddy Plus One by Jeremiah Healy (collected in 2003).

96 crime readers give the star treatment to Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley (1998).

New releases, old releases:

The oldest name in mystery magazines released another fresh issue: The Strand Magazine #55 includes a previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway story.

The latest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly (August 2018) arrived like clockwork. As always, on the Mystery Weekly website you can read extended story samples free by clicking the links in the List of Published Titles and also sign up for free stories via email.

Writing desk:

Writers Write describes nine types of unreliable narrators. Or are there ten? Or eleven?

Free zine:

“Lost and Found” by Kristie Claxton, “Judith” by April Snellings, and “Cranked” by Mark Westmoreland are among the free reads at trailblazing crime zine Shotgun Honey.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-horror flash piece “The Lonely Gravedigger” appeared at Spelk Fiction.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis