Short walk #66

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

Short sample:

Truth was, Gravedigger Peace didn’t remember his dreams these days. Not ever. Not one. From “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover (in Between the Dark and the Daylight and 27 More of the Best Crime & Mystery Stories of the Year, eds. Gorman and Greenberg. Tyrus Books, 2009).

Point of view:

Reviews: Two from Vicki Weisfeld (at crime fiction lover) — Exit Wounds and Milwaukee Noir.

New releases, old releases:

New issues of EQMM and AHMM (Sept/Oct 2019).

Tough 2: Crime Stories (2019).

Barking at Butterflies and Other Stories (by Evan Hunter aka Ed McBain, collected in 2000).

Tricks of the Trade:

Author and Editor Richard Thomas considers different ways neo-noir films can inspire storytelling.

Free Reads:

“Swimmer” by Mark Cotton, “The Last Time I Almost Used” by Jennifer Carr, and “Howie’s Cell” by Chris McCartney, all in the new issue of Yellow Mama.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-horror story “Dead Ringer” appeared in Issue 22 of Kzine.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis

PS – Breaking news: Yellow Mama accepted my creepy crime-horror story “Stegmann’s Basement” for publication in October. The story originally appeared at Spelk Fiction.