Short walk #90

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

Short sample:

The clown counted his murders as he drove the new couple to the House on Rocking Horse Lane. From “The Clown” by Mark Mayer (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2019, eds. Lethem and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Story originally appeared in American Short Fiction.)

Point of view:

Reviews: Reviewing the Evidence takes an eight-city East Coast Noir tour—Boston Noir, Brooklyn Noir, Bronx Noir, Cape Cod Noir, DC Noir, Manhattan Noir, Philadelphia Noir, Staten Island Noir.

For reviews of Akashic noir anthologies set in international cities Amsterdam, Belfast, Copenhagen, Haiti, Helsinki, Lagos, Marrakech, Marseille, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Mumbai, Prague, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Vancouver—see the Point of View section of Short Walk #55.

New releases, old releases:

“The Debriefing” (by Jeffery Deaver, January 2020.)

Black Coffee (2016).

Tricks of the Trade:

Ten ways to find and develop ideas for mystery stories (from the website of The Strand Magazine).

Free Reads:

“The Good and the Bad” by Kristen Petry and “The Hong Kong Deal” by June Lorraine Roberts at Mondays are Murder.

“Killian’s Gun” by Connor Boyle and “A Measure Of Time” by Eric Beetner at Shotgun Honey.

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-horror story “Disaster Adjuster” was reprinted in The Literary Hatchet Issue 21. (The story originally appeared in Kzine in 2017.)

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis