Weekly links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
I did not expect to find Edith Blanton’s body in my walk-in refrigerator. From “Cold Turkey” by Diane Mott Davidson (in The Best of Sisters in Crime, ed. Marilyn Wallace. Berkley Prime Crime. First edition 1997, with later editions. Limited availability.)
Point of view:
Reviews and book giveaways: Two mystery anthologies.
New releases, old releases:
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #5 (November 2019).
Montana Noir (2017).
Tricks of the Trade:
For the Research Folder—almost everything you ever wanted to know about guns and bullets.
“A Guy Walks Into a Bar” by Lee Child (free to read at the New York Times website. From Child’s 2017 collection No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories.)
For another free-to-read Jack Reacher story by Lee Child, see the Free Reads section of Short walk #65.
Check my shorts, please:
My supernatural voodoo mystery “Most Evil” appeared in the anthology Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat.
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