Short walk #77

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

Short sample:

Shorty Malone’s legendary week began on Monday, when he got shot in the leg, just barely, in a sanitation department maintenance facility. From “Shorty and the Briefcase” by Lee Child (in Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at Crimefest, eds. Edwards and Muller. No Exit Press/Poison Pen Press, 2018).

Point of view:

Robert Lopresti reviews the best mystery story he reads each week. Like this one. And this one. And this one.

New releases, old releases:

Mystery Weekly Magazine (November 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.

Denim, Diamonds and Death: Bouchercon Anthology 2019.

Florida Happens: Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Suspense from the Sunshine State (Bouchercon 2018).

Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017.

Tricks of the Trade:

Essays by Flash Fiction Online editor Suzanne Vincent: How Editors Evaluate Short Story Submissions and Navigating Submission Guidelines. (Note: Although FFO is known as a Science Fiction market they also accept mystery and crime stories, as well as other genres.)

Free Reads from Akashic Books’ Mondays are Murder:

“Jump” by Reed Farrel Coleman.

“The Killing Type” by Maggie Estep.

“Fade Out” by Paul D. Marks.

“Falconer” by S.J. Rozan.

Check my shorts, please:

My impossible crime You-Solve-It “Disappearing Diamonds” appears in the new issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (Solution in December issue).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis