Short walk #67

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

Short sample:

The end of London looked very like the end of the world: and the last lamppost of the suburbs like a lonely star in space. From “The Garden of Smoke” by G.K. Chesterton (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September/October 2019, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines. Mystery Classic story: originally published in 1919).

Point of view:

ReviewKingston Noir.

ReviewTough 2: Crime Stories.

New releases, old releases:

Death Among Us: An Anthology of Murder Mystery Short Stories (2019).

Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings (collected in 2001).

Tricks of the Trade:

“How to Write Killer Flash Fiction.”

Free Reads:

“One Spent Shell” by Dan J. Fiore at Tough.

“Mysterious Ways and All That” by Gary Priest at Crimson Streets.

Check my shorts, please:

The anthology The Best Laid Plans includes my impossible-crime private eye tale “Callingdon Mountain” (Kindle format on sale 99c until 8/27. U.S. and U.K. only).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis