Short walk #98

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

Short sample:

The old man died in the ambulance. From “Top Ten Vacation Selfies of YouTube Stars” by Preston Lang (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2019, eds. Lethem and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Story originally appeared in Deadlines: A Tribute to William E. Wallace.)

Point of view:

Review: Kevin Tipple covers the eclectic November 2019 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (includes my You-Solve-It mystery “Disappearing Diamonds” – solution in December issue).

New releases, old releases:

The latest issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine.

And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free samples of new and old stories by clicking the links to Recent Published Stories. You can also sign up to have free stories emailed to you.

Two-dozen anthologies of original private eye stories (1984-2019).

Tricks of the Trade:

The Short Mystery Fiction Society announced finalists for the annual (since 1998) Derringer Awards for outstanding mystery stories. Winning stories will be announced in May.

Submission call—Switchblade Magazine will be open for submissions April 15-25. Check out the details.

Free Reads:

“Scow” by Garnett Elliott and “Mile Marker”by Jeff Esterholm, both at Beat to a Pulp.

“Liars, Killers and Thieves” by Nikki Dolson, “Walker’s Hollow” by John Floyd and “The Man Who Wouldn’t” by Joseph S. Walker, all at Tough.

Check my shorts, please:

My story “Ten-Spot Robber” appeared in the anthology Hardboiled.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis