Short walk #99

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

Short sample:

Success and fame had always been a crapshoot, but a man’s life ought to boil down to more than the contents of a suitcase in Tijuana. From “The List” by Loren D. Estleman (in The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction, eds. Gorman and Greenburg, Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012. Originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2010).

Point of view:

Review: Chicago Lighting is a collection of Nate Heller stories by Max Allan Collins.

New releases, old releases:

Deadly Anniversaries: A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction’s Top Authors is an anthology celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Mystery Writers of America. (eds. Muller and Pronzini, Kindle release April 21, available for pre-order.)

Country Hardball (2013) is a rural noir novel-in-stories. (For a review of this collection, see the Point of view section in Short Walk #89.)

Tricks of the Trade:

Submission callAll Due Respect ‘zine is open for submissions (pays $25). Check out the details.

Free Reads:

Four free stories All Due Respect published in 2020, so writers can see what ADR editors are looking for.

“Perennial” by Andrew Davie, “Everything’s Coming Up Duane” by Michael Pool, “49,000 Ways To Die” by Tom Leins, and “Mad Dog” by Stephen D. Rogers.

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