Short walk #55

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

Short sample:

The most dangerous day of Santa Ezerina’s life began with the exclamation: “Wait until I get my bra on!” From “Murder With a Flick of the Wrist” by William Burton McCormick (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019, ed. Janet Hutchings, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Akashic Noir International Review Tour: Amsterdam, Belfast, Copenhagen, Haiti, Helsinki, Lagos, Marrakech, Marseille, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Mumbai, Prague, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Vancouver (U.S. Tour coming soon).

New releases, old releases:

Available for pre-order: The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense.

June’s monthly issue of Mystery Weekly arrived like clockwork. And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free story samples, new and old, by clicking the links in the list of Recent Published Stories, and also sign up for free stories via email.

Tricks of the Trade:

For those who missed Short walk #11 (way back in July): Seven mystery editors tell all: AHMM, BCMM, Dell, EQMM, KRL, Mystery Weekly, OMDB!

Free reads:

“Midlife Crisis” by Neva Bryan and “Nick Break” by M. L. Joy at Tough.

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