Short walk #71

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

Short sample:

The little lawyer waggled a finger at Joe the Angel and sat impassive while the bartender poured another double shot of rye. From “Hard Sell” by Lawrence Block (in Resume Speed and Other Stories by Lawrence Block. Concrete Canyon Press, collected in 2018).

Point of view:

Reviewed by Bill Pronzini: Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher.

New releases, old releases:

Three excerpts from Occult Detective Quarterly #6 (scheduled release: 2019).

Fiction River: Crime Boxed Set (Three anthologies, collected in 2018).

Tricks of the Trade:

Techniques for hiding clues in mystery stories.

Free Reads:

“Mission Hills Confidential” by Grace Suh (from Kansas City Noir).

“Justice” by Riaz Mulla (from Mumbai Noir).

“Amp is the First Word in Amphetamine” by Joseph Mattson (from The Speed Chronicles).

Check my shorts, please:

My story “Ten-Spot Robber” appears in the anthology Hardboiled (paperback and Kindle, included in free-to-read Kindle Unlimited program).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis