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