Short walk #97

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

Short sample:

That week was the closest I ever came to believing in the supernatural. From “The Problem of the Phantom Parlor” by Edward D. Hoch (in All But Impossible: The Impossible Files of Dr. Sam Hawthorne, Crippen & Landru, 2017).

Point of view:

Three previously posted reviews are linked in sections below.

New releases, old releases:

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

(For a review, see the Point of View section in Short Walk #88.)

Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher is a collection of 22 tales, including all 9 of Boucher’s stories featuring his Nick Noble character.

(For a review, see the Point of View section in Short Walk #71.)

Tricks of the Trade:

Sympathy for the Devil—creating villains readers care about.

Free Reads:

“The White Gyal with the Camera” by Kei Miller and “Tomcat Beretta” by Patricia Powell (both from the Akashic Books anthology Kingston Noir).

(For a review of the anthology see the Point of View section in Short Walk #67.)

Check my shorts, please:

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

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis