Short walk #73

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

Short sample:

Bosch checked the clock as he rolled to the side of the bed and sat up. It was 5:45 A.M. and that was late for a murder call. From “One-Dollar Jackpot” by Michael Connelly (in Dead Man’s Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table, ed. Otto Penzler, Harcourt Inc., 2007).

Point of view:

Reviews: CrimeTime selects “Murder-Two” by Joyce Carol Oates from the anthology A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women and two from Patti Abbott’s collection Monkey Justice and Other Stories.

And for a cover-to-cover review of Abbott’s collection, see the Point of view section in Short walk #45.

New releases, old releases:

The Best American Mystery Stories 2019.

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #27 (September 2019).

Mystery Weekly Magazine (October 2019).

And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free samples of new and old stories by clicking the links to Recent Published Stories. You can also sign up to have free stories emailed to you.

Tricks of the Trade:

For the Research Folder: Evidence collection guidelines for a dozen different types of evidence—from blood to fibers to fingerprints to shell casings to tool marks and more.

Free Reads, by the legendary Dashiell Hammett:

“Arson Plus”

“Slippery Fingers”

“Crooked Souls”

Check my shorts, please:

My supernatural voodoo mystery “Most Evil” appeared in the anthology Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis