Short walk #75

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

Short sample:

Polly’s heart froze, cold as a rock in a riverbed. From “The Dutchy” by Doug Allyn (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November/December 2019, ed. Janet Hutchings, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Review: Life is Short and Then You Die (includes excellent introduction on the challenges and joys of the short form).

New releases, old releases:

Switchblade: Issue Eleven (October 2019).

New issues of EQMM and AHMM (November/December 2019), with free-to-read excerpts and features online.

Knucklehead Noir (October 2019).

Tricks of the Trade:

Author and editor Richard Thomas dissects 15 Unconventional Storytelling Methods.

Free Reads:

The new Halloween edition of Yellow Mama is loaded with crime and horror stories (includes one of mine—see below).

Check my shorts, please:

Free to read — My creepy crime-horror flash piece “Stegmann’s Basement” was reprinted in the new Halloween edition of Yellow Mama. The story originally appeared at Spelk.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis

PS – Note to SMFS members: With the changes coming to Yahoo Groups I don’t think I’ll be able to post blog announcements and links on-list until the group settles into its new digs. But I’ll still blog each Sunday, usually in the afternoon (Pacific time zone). The WordPress “follow” feature will send you alerts to new posts.