Short walk #29

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

Short sample:

I had bounty hunted for years, and I’d done a bit of head whopping before, but this was my first murder. From “Six-Finger Jack” by Joe R. Lansdale (in Lone Star Noir, eds. Bobby Byrd and Johnny Byrd, Akashic Books, 2010).

Point of view:

Kevin Tipple’s review covers the June issue of Mystery Weekly, cover to cover.

Robert Lopresti reviews the best mystery story he reads each week. Like this one. And this one (sort of). And this one. And . . . well, you get it. He does this every week. Good deal!

New releases, old releases:

The newest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly 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 Recent Published Stories, and also sign up for free stories via email.

Texas Twosome: The Big Book of Hap and Leonard by Joe R. Lansdale, collected in 2018.

Writing desk:

John Floyd gives writers the inside story on stories inside The Strand Magazine.

Free zines:

“The Last Case” by James Blakey is free to read at Over My Dead Body!

“You Got It All Wrong” by Caroline Couderc is free to read at Shotgun Honey.

“Death Pin” by Bruce Harris is free to read at Crimson Streets.

Check my shorts, please:

My private eye story “With Cunning Wickedness” is linked on the Short Mystery Fiction Society blog, free to read. (Reprinted at Trigger Warning: Short Fiction With Pictures. Originally appeared in The Shamus Sampler II).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis