Short walk #23

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

Short sample:

My introduction to the Parker shotgun began with a graphic view of its apparent effect when fired at a formerly nice-looking man at close range. From “The Parker Shotgun” by Sue Grafton (in Kinsey and Me: Stories, Marian Wood Books/Putnam).

Point of view:

50 hardboiled readers give the star treatment to A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (collected in 2016).

New releases, old releases:

Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns (2016).

Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C. J. Box (collected in 2014). See reviews in Short walk #13 (August archives) and Short walk #19 (September archives).

Writing desk:

BANG! A character in your story was just shot. Some real-world options for what could happen next.

Free zines:

Pop! Pop! Pop open the October 2018 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries for four free stories.

Check my shorts, please:

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

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis