Short walk #25

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

Short sample:

Here I was, running a sweet little hustle, not really hurting anyone, and yet I find myself strapped spread-eagle, chest down, across a piece of three-quarter-inch plywood plunked across two sawhorses. From “The Kim Novak Effect” by Gary Phillips (in Between the Dark and the Daylight and 27 More of the Best Crime & Mystery Stories of the Year, eds. Gorman and Greenberg, Tyrus Books, 2009).

Point of view:

Catherine Dilts reviews stories from Mystery Weekly Magazine and the anthology Shhh. . .Murder!

Kevin Tipple reviews the anthology Shhh. . .Murder! and the April and May issues of Mystery Weekly. (For the latest issue, see New releases, below).

New releases, old releases:

The latest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly, November 2018, arrived like clockwork. And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free story samples, new and old, by clicking the links in the List of Published Titles, and also sign up for free stories via email.

The Barrens, a new collection by John Floyd, winner of the 2018 Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement in short mystery fiction.

Writing desk:

An annotated list of 123 personality flaws to choose from when humanizing fictional characters.

Free zines:

“A Woman of Privilege” by Désirée Zamorano and “Unsafe” by Ron Riekki at Akashic Books’ ezine Mondays are Murder.

Check my shorts, please:

My humorous private eye yarn “The Belle Hope” appeared in the anthology Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis