Short walk #46

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

Short sample:

If you ever want your life to turn to shit, get your identity stolen. From “Windward” by Paul D. Marks (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2018, eds. Penny and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Story originally appeared in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea). **See footnote.

Point of view:

Kevin Tipple covers every story in Mystery Weekly’s March issue and Black Cat Mystery Magazine Issue 4, with reviews here and here.

New releases, old releases:

Parnell Hall Presents Malice Domestic: Murder Most Edible (Paperback now available).

The April monthly issue of Mystery Weekly just arrived in paperback and Kindle formats. On the Mystery Weekly website you can read free story samples, new and old, by clicking the links to Recent Published Stories, and also sign up for free stories via email. (New April story samples available soon.)

Tricks of the Trade:

EQMM Editor Janet Hutchings discusses a new trend in submissions she is seeing and publishing, as well as a type of mystery she often doesn’t like.

Free reads:

Links to all five Agatha Award nominated short stories for this year, free-to-read (and a list of Edgar nominees), courtesy of Paula Gail Benson.

Check my shorts, please:

The upcoming anthology The Best Laid Plans (Superior Shores Press, June 2019) will include my impossible-crime private eye tale “Callingdon Mountain.”

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.