Another round of links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
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:
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).
BANG! A character in your story was just shot. Some real-world options for what could happen next.
Pop! Pop! Pop open the October 2018 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries for four free stories.
Check my shorts, please:
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