Short walk #28

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

Short sample:

The door opened and a tall blonde dressed better than the Duchess of Windsor strolled in. From “Trouble Is My Business” by Raymond Chandler (in Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories, Everyman’s Library, collected in 2002).

Point of view:

Kevin Burton Smith is on the scene to review The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories (ed. Otto Penzler, 2010).

New releases, old releases:

The oldest name in mystery magazines released another fresh issue: The Strand Magazine: Twentieth Anniversary Collector’s Issue.

Lethal ladies found here: Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled.

Mayhem at the MegaMart: Discount Noir (eds. Abbott and Weddle).

Writing desk:

EQMM editor Janet Hutchings’ views on 1st person vs. 3rd person POV.

Free zines:

“That Voodoo That You Do” by Tess Makovesky and “A Rainy Night in Soho” by Paul D. Brazill, free to read at Punk Noir.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-horror flash piece “The Lonely Gravedigger” is free to read at Spelk Fiction.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis