Short walk #94

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

Short sample:

I knew I was a dead man. Yet, still I begged. From “Night Train for Berlin” by William Burton McCormick (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, (Cover Story), March/April 2020, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines.)

Point of view:

Review: Small Kingdoms & Other Stories is a collection of Charlaine Harris stories.

New releases, old releases:

Columbus Noir is the latest anthology in the Akashic Books series (2020).

For reviews of 25 previous books in this series, see the Point of View sections in Short walk #90 (eight U.S. cities) and Short walk #55 (seventeen international settings).

Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames (1993) is an anthology of hardboiled and pulp-era tales from Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many others.

Tricks of the Trade:

How a savvy British bookseller and a well-heeled investment firm plan to revive Barnes and Noble.

Free Reads:

Six new stories and three new Solve-it-Yourself mini mysteries, all free-to-read at Over My Dead Body!

Check my shorts, please:

My impossible-crime private eye tale “Callingdon Mountain” appeared in the anthology The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis