Short walk #82

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

Short sample:

Nick Wool woke up and wished he hadn’t. From “Boneshaker” by Maggie Estep (in Hardboiled Brooklyn, ed. Reed Farrel Coleman, Bleak House Books, 2006).

Point of view:

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

New releases, old releases:

Crime Travel (November 2019).

From Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings (December 2019).

Merchants of Menace (2018).

Tricks of the Trade:

How stuff works: Standard police interrogation technique, step-by-step.

Free Reads:

The entire past library of stories from crime ‘zine All Due Respect—58 of ‘em, free to read. (And ADR has now reopened for ‘zine submissions and suggests reading past stories for examples of what they want.)

Check my shorts, please:

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

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis