Short walk #76

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

Short sample:

Here’s a story you might find interesting, even though it’s less of a detective story than we Carrs usually provide. From “Seal of the Confessional” by S.L. Franklin (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November/December 2019, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Review: Stories by Block, Westlake, and Randisi from High Stakes: 8 Sure Bet Stories of Gambling and Crime.

Review: A Time for Violence: Stories with an Edge. (For a second review of this anthology, see the Point of View section in Short walk #59.)

New releases, old releases:

The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories that Inspired Great Crime Films (October 2019).

Edgar Allan Poe: 10 Creepiest Stories (Illustrated).

Tricks of the Trade:

Bouchercon memories – 2015 (here and here), 2016 (here and here), 2017, and 2018.

Free Reads:

“I’ll Be Waiting” by Raymond Chandler.

“Three-Ten to Yuma” by Elmore Leonard.

Anthony Awards: Short story finalists (courtesy of Barb Goffman at Sleuthsayers).

Check my shorts, please:

My crime story “Eternal Love” appeared in Switchblade: Issue 4.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis