This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Moon shadows are blacker than hearses and I knew I wasn’t the only one out that night. From “Lucky Dip” by Liza Cody (In Bad Behavior: Mystery Stories, ed. Mary Higgins Clark. Gulliver Books, 1995. Limited availability.)
Point of view:
An appreciation of the mystery shorts of PD James.
New releases, old releases:
Brand X: A Collection of Stories (by Christianna Brand, collected in 2013).
The Spotted Cat and Other Mysteries from Inspector Cockrill’s Casebook (by Christianna Brand, collected in 2002).
Tricks of the Trade:
Editor Tony Medawar on putting together the Golden Age anthology Bodies from the Library.
From the Gutenberg Project, Masterpieces of Mystery: Detective Stories (includes free stories by Anton Chekhov, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe).
Check my shorts, please:
My humorous private eye yarn “The Belle Hope” appeared in the anthology Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical and was a Finalist in the 2019 Derringer Awards.
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