Short walk #100

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

Short sample:

Inside the empty house, Champion Tatum poured himself the last of the whiskey, thought about the pity he’d seen in Kenny’s eyes, and cried for the first time in years. From “Champion” by Steve Weddle (in Country Hardball, collected in 2013, Gallery Books.)

Point of view:

Review: Kevin Tipple covers the December 2019 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine, cover to cover.

New releases, old releases:

New issues of AHMM and EQMM (May/June 2020).

Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens (2016) is a collection by crime author and former Shotgun Honey editor Jen Conley. For a review see the Point of View section in Short Walk #57.

Tricks of the Trade:

Switchblade Magazine editor Scotch Rutherford’s views on what crime fiction editors want (and don’t want) and differences between submitting to established mystery magazines and indie crime ‘zines. Reminder: Switchblade is open for submissions until April 25. For more, see Tricks of the Trade in Short Walk #93.

Free Reads:

“Sister-in-Law” by Louisa Ermelino (from the Akashic Books anthology Staten Island Noir).

“Cat in a Box”by Kevin Prufer (from the Akashic Books anthology Kansas City Noir).

For more free stories from Kansas City Noir and Staten Island Noir see the Free Reads sections in Short Walk #71 and #92. For a review of Staten Island Noir and other Akashic anthologies see the Point of View section in Short Walk #90.

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