This Sunday’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
“Art theft, of course,” said the elegant man, “has been overdone. By now it’s thoroughly boring.” From “Ask a Silly Question” by Donald E. Westlake (in Thieves’ Dozen: The Dortmunder Stories, Donald E. Westlake. The Mysterious Press (collected in 2004).
Point of view:
A fascinating review: Ellery Queen’s Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers, ed. Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee) with mystery stories by Pearl S. Buck, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and others. (1957 and 1965 editions. Limited availability on Amazon, including used copies from third party sellers).
New releases, old releases:
A batch of new freebies (September, scroll down at site) from Over My Dead Body!
Check my shorts, please:
My crime-horror story “Dead Ringer” appears in the new issue of Kzine.