Short walk #13


Psst! Follow me. 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:

Each morning, Ray Dempsey parked his considerable rump on a stool behind his talking cash register and spent the entire day monitoring his tiny domain with his four working senses. From “The Movie Lover” by Kevin Egan (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July/August 2018, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Kevin Tipple’s review covers the whole territory of Shots Fired: Stories From Joe Pickett Country by C. J. Box (2014).

Recent AHMM and EQMM stories are pulling in more and more positive reviews. And more. And more. And for even more, see my blog archives for Short walk #7 (posted July 1), Short walk #2 (May 26), and Short walk #1 (May 19).

New releases, old releases:

Baghdad Noir, Samuel Shimon (August 2018), Marrakech Noir, ed. Yassin Adnan (August 2018), and Santa Cruz Noir (California surf town!), ed. Susie Bright (June 2018).

The Dame Was Trouble, eds. Johnson, Lilburne, MacDonald (August 2018).

Down & Out: The Magazine Issue 4, ed. Rick Ollerman (August 2018).

Writing desk:

A professional proofreader divulges nine tips for uncovering errors in your manuscript.

Free stories:

Mystery Tribune received permission to reprint stories, free to read, from the anthology Mostly Murder Till Death (ed. Lawrence Block, 2016), including: “Nice Guys Finish Last” by JC Andrijeski and “Pride” by Eric J. Gates.

Check my shorts, please:

My humorous You-Solve-It mystery “The Mysterious Meatball Autopsy” appeared in the November 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (with the solution to the mystery revealed in the December issue).

Breaking news: Mystery Weekly just accepted my new You-Solve-It “Treasure Cave” for publication later this year!

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis