Short walk #41

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

Short sample:

This was Anne’s day for encountering dangerous people. From “Small Signs” by Charlaine Harris (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2018, eds. Penny and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Story originally appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine). **See footnote.

Point of view:

Deborah Elliott-Upton with a short essay about short fiction.

76 mystery readers give the star treatment to The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories by Ian Rankin (collected in 2016).

New releases, old releases:

Check your mailbox, your local newsstand, and the AHMM and EQMM websites. March/April double issues (and online sneak peaks and excerpts) are ready to read.

From the Austin Mystery Writers: Lone Star Lawless: 14 Texas Tales of Crime.

Writing desk:

For the Research Folder: How real-world private eyes use science to spot liars.

Free reads:

“In the Devil’s Name” by Paul D. Brazill and “Getting the Word Back Out” by Angel Luis Colon at Shotgun Honey.

“Put a Sock In It” by Jean Majury at Over My Dead Body!

Check my shorts, please:

My flash-length crime story “See No Evil” is free to read in noir ‘zine Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis

** Beginning with Short walk #32 the blog will short-sample every story from the exceptional anthology The Best American Mystery Stories 2018, proceeding alphabetically by author through the Table of Contents until all twenty stories in the volume have been included. Links will be provided to both the BAMS 2018 anthology and story’s original publisher.