Short walk #83

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

Short sample:

Not like the killers in the books he read, always neat and organized, no, he’d been down in the slime and spit and bloody snot, flailing with the targets, feeling the life wriggle out of some badass mothers. From “The Haze” by James W. Hall (in Bibliomysteries: Volume Two, ed. Otto Penzler. Pegasus Books 2018).

Point of view:

Reviews: Crime Travel (at BOLO Books and Lesa’s Book Critiques) here and here.

ReviewFrom Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings (at Criminal Element).

New releases, old releases:

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge (2019). For reviews of this anthology, please see the POV sections of Short walk #76 and #59.

Everybody Pays (by Andrew Vachss, collected in 1999).

Tricks of the Trade:

Classic essays on the short mystery by EQMM editor Janet Hutchings, legendary author Edward D. Hoch, and former Edgar Awards short story chair Steven Saylor here, here, and here.

Free Reads:

The new (Holiday) issue of Yellow Mama is live.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-suspense story “They Die in Eight Minutes” first appeared, free to read, at Shotgun Honey in 2014.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis