Short walk #88

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

Short sample:

The whole place smelled as if someone had just prepared French onion soup, in bare feet, while farting nonstop. From “Mastermind” by Jared Lipof (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2019, eds. Lethem and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Story originally appeared in Salamander).

Point of view:

Review – Dark Yonder: Tales and Tabs is a crime anthology that pays homage to a favorite tavern.

Review – Supernatural Sherlocks is a nostalgic anthology of Golden Age occult detective stories.

New releases, old releases:

Nairobi Noir (2020).

The Akashic Books Noir series.

Tricks of the Trade:

Different ways for characters to show anger and fear.

Free Reads:

Four freebies in the new issue of Flash Bang Mysteries.

Check my shorts, please:

My suspense story “Nobody’s Safe” is free to read at crime ‘zine Tough.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis