Short walk #60

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

Short sample:

Grantham Beale smiled, and while it was worthy of inclusion in a toothpaste commercial, it was the first smile he’d managed since his conviction on first-degree murder charges just two weeks and four days earlier. From “The Ehrengraf Experience” by Lawrence Block (in Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf, Subterranean Press, collected in 2014).

Point of view:

Review: Bibliomysteries, Ed Otto Penzler.

Review: Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder.

New releases, old releases:

Bloody Scotland: New Fiction from Scotland’s Best Crime Writers (2018).

From Thuglit: Hardcore Hardboiled (2008).

Tricks of the Trade:

Submissions at AHMM and EQMM — Behind the Scenes with Senior Assistant Editor Jackie Sherbow.

Free Reads:

“The Great Train Robbery” by Michael Bracken at King’s River Life.

“The Calling” by Gary Phillips at Akashic Books’ Mondays Are Murder.

“Hollywood Harry’s Bar and Grill” by Fred Zackel Yellow Mama.

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