This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
In the Ozarks we get about two weeks of spring before it gets hotter than a whore in church, and this was one of those fine April days after the cold and before the thunder and the heat. From “Johnny Cash Is Dead” by Jordan Harper (in Thuglit Presents Hardcore Hardboiled, ed. Todd Robinson. Kensington Books, 2008).
Point of view:
Rural noir: reviewing the evidence on The Outlaw Album: Stories by Daniel Woodrell.
New releases, old releases:
This year’s Bouchercon anthology Denim, Diamonds and Death (ed. Rick Ollerman) is available for pre-order from Down & Out Books.
Ford County: Stories (by John Grisham).
Mississippi Noir (ed. Tom Franklin).
Tricks of the Trade:
Check my shorts, please:
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