Short walk #65

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

Short sample:

Burning flares and flashing red and blue lights ripped the night apart. From “Mulholland Drive” by Michael Connelly (in Los Angeles Noir, ed. Denise Hamilton. Akashic Books, 2007. Reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2008, eds. Penzler and Pelecanos. Quercus Publishing Plc).

Point of view:

Reviews: Down In The Devil Hole and The Stoner Stories, here and here.

New releases, old releases:

Exit Wounds (2019).

The Best American Noir of the Century (2011).

Tricks of the Trade:

Short story writing tips from Kurt Vonnegut.

Free Reads:

“Everyone Talks” by Lee Child, free to read at Penguin Books, Australia.

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