Short walk #53

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

Short sample:

Harry was hooked on crime the way some people are addicted to cocaine, alcohol, chocolate, and unrequited love. From “A Little Missionary Work” by Sue Grafton (in Kinsey and Me: Stories, Marian Wood Books/Putnam).

Point of view:

Reviews of two Ruth Rendell collections, here and here.

New releases, old releases:

Hot off the presses: Mystery Tribune Spring 2019.

Clown Noir. Who knew? Greasepaint and 45s (ed. Ryan Sayles).

Tricks of the Trade:

The editors of pulp zines Broadswords and Blasters and Econoclash swap tweets about forcing characters to make choices.

Free reads:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a 12-story collection by Arthur Conan Doyle, free to read at the Gutenberg Project.

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

PS – Last week, Short walk #52 marked 52 weeks of weekly posts for the blog, though even #53 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.