Short walk #19

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

Short sample:

On the second day of her life as a criminal, Alice Wilson baked a cake. From “Rats” by Tom Savage (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September/October 2018, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Crime Review reviews Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C.J. Box, collected in 2014. (And see Short walk #13 in the August archives for Kevin Tipple’s review.)

Reviewing the Evidence reviews Twisted: The Collected Stories of Jeffery Deaver (2003).

New releases, old releases:

Black Cat Mystery Magazine Issues #3, #2, #1.

Writing desk:

Hollywood vs. The Author (2018). A tell-all from authors who sold rights to movie folks. ed. Stephen Jay Schwartz. Includes Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, T. Jefferson Parker, and more. (Backlogged at Amazon.)

Free zine:

Two freebies courtesy of Retreats from Oblivion.

“Walking Amsterdam” by Patricia Abbott.

“Requiem for Spider” by Reed Farrel Coleman.

Check my shorts, please:

My mystery story “Darkness, Darkness” appeared in the July 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. (Read a free except at the Mystery Weekly website.)

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis