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