Short walk #52

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

Short sample:

“He’s a swell man,” she said dispassionately, “when he’s sober; and when he’s drinking he’s all right except with women and money.” From “Too Many Have Lived” by Dashiell Hammett (In Nightmare Town: Stories by Dashiell Hammett, eds. McCauley, Greenberg and Gorman, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, collected in 2000).

Point of view:

Kevin Burton Smith is on the scene reviewing The Big Book Female Detectives.

New releases, old releases:

Noir tour: Houston Noir, Milwaukee Noir, Berlin Noir, Sydney Noir, Amsterdam Noir, Hong Kong Noir.

Tricks of the Trade:

For those who missed Short walk #3 (way back in June): EQMM editor Janet Hutchings discusses why the end of a story should come first.

Free reads:

“In the Morning Hour She Calls Me” by Russell W. Johnson at Tough.

“A Question of Execution” by Basil Rosa at Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon.

Check my shorts, please:

My flash piece “The Interrogation” appeared in the March 2016 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine as the story that won the AHMM Monthly Mysterious Photograph Contest.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis

PS – Short walk #52 marks 52 weeks of weekly posts for the blog, though isn’t quite the one-year anniversary because Short walk #1 posted on May 22, 2018. (Huh?) For a good time, try the Archives and Search Box on the right-hand side of the screen.