A straight shot of links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Carla “Train Wreck” Lewis bought her whiskey at ten a.m., right when the state liquor store opened for business. From “The Dive” by Jamie Ford (in Montana Noir, eds. James Grady and Keir Graff, Akashic Books, 2017. Also includes Eric Heidle’s story “Ace in the Hole,” which was nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award for Best Short Story.)
Point of view:
Reed Farrel Coleman on crime writers and alcohol.
Catherine Dilts reviews four shorts.
New releases, old releases:
The latest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly, October 2018, arrived like clockwork (includes my Solve-It-Yourself whodunit “Treasure Cave”). And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free story samples by clicking the links in the List of Published Titles, and sign up for free stories via email.
The Essential Tales And Poems of Edgar Allen Poe (collected in 2004).
Three editors answer Six Questions about what they want in a story.
Crimson Streets (paying)
Story and Grit (non-paying)
Yellow Mama (non-paying)
Three freebies from Shotgun Honey.
“83” by Nikki Dolson.
“Familiar Procedure” by Scott Miles.
“Noir Where You Are” by Jim Thomsen.
Check my shorts, please:
(See above.) The new issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine includes my Solve-It-Yourself whodunit “Treasure Cave.”