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Another week, another round of links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
The first time I ever saw Larry Batzel he was drunk outside Sardi’s in a second-hand Rolls-Royce. From “The Curtain” by Raymond Chandler (in Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories, Everyman’s Library, collected in 2002).
Point of view:
348 crime readers give the star treatment to Fire in the Hole: Stories by Elmore Leonard.
Cross Examining Crime examines The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie.
New releases, old releases:
Literary Noir (3 Book Series) by Cornell Woolrich (collected in 2018).
The Archer Files: The Complete Short Stories of Lew Archer, Private Investigator by Ross Macdonald (collected 2015), Including Newly Discovered Case Notes (collected in 2007), ed. Tom Nolan.
Short news flash from Bouchercon:
Anthony Award for Best Anthology: The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, ed. Gary Phillips.
Anthony Award for Best Short Story: “My Side of the Matter” by Hilary Davidson (In Killing Malmon, eds. Malmon and Malmon).
Shamus Award for Best P.I. Short Story: “Rosalie Marx is Missing,” by Robert S. Levinson (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, ed. Janet Hutchings).
Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story: “Windward,” by Paul D. Marks (in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, eds.Marks and McAleer).
Writing Mysteries, ed. Sue Grafton, with essays by Lawrence Block, Jan Burke, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Jeremiah Healy, Sara Paretsky, and others (second edition, 2002).
Three freebies from The Big Click (no longer publishing new stories):
“Caimano-Man” By Marc E. Fitch
“The Fifth Witness” By Tony Mason
“Fat Burglar Blues” By Tom Piccirilli
Check my shorts, please:
My supernatural voodoo mystery “Most Evil” appeared in the anthology Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat.
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