Short walk #85

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

Short sample:

By the time the news of Bailey’s accident spread through the rural settlement of Box Hill, there were several versions of how it happened. From “Blood Drive” by John Grisham (in Ford County: Stories, John Grisham. Bantam, collected in 2010.)

Point of view:

Review: Kevin Tipple covers the September issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine, cover to cover.

Review: Mystery Tour (ed. Martin Edwards, 2017.)

New releases, old releases:

Vintage Crime: from the Crime Writers’ Association (ed. Martin Edwards, 2020. Available for pre-order.)

Blood on Their Hands ed., Lawrence Block (December 2018).

Tricks of the Trade:

Editor Michael Bracken on editing anthologies, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and what he looks for in the slush pile: here and here.

Free Reads:

“The Six-Year-Old Serial Killer” by Chris Chan and “Moby Mick” by BV Lawson at Akashic Books’ Mondays Are Murder.

“Portrait of a Hotel Photographer” by Jack Bates and “The Rule of Three” by Albert Tucher at Shotgun Honey.

“Fred” by Gerald So at Mystery Tribune.

Check my shorts, please:

My humorous crime romp “Rolling Lucky” is free to read at The Norwegian American newspaper website.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis