Short walk #101

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

Short sample:

The last person I expected to call me to a murder scene was Bowie Crapster. From “Noble Rot” by Richard Helms (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May/June 2020, ed. Janet Hutchings, Dell Magazines).

Point of view:

Review: The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes From The Panhandle To The Piney Woods is a an entertaining mystery anthology and “there is not a weak tale” it.

Essay: What will happen to public libraries, even after the pandemic?

New releases, old releases:

101 Great Thriller Short Stories (Free on Kindle, collected in April 2020) features tales by Agatha Christie, Frank Packard, Edgar Allan Poe, Philip K. Dick, and many others.

The Night and the Music: Matt Scudder Stories, by Lawrence Block (collected in 2011). For a review, see the Point of View section in Short Walk #14.

Tricks of the Trade:

Occult Detective Magazine is open for submissions until June 5. Check out the details.For the editor’s views on submissions, writing, and rejections see Tricks of the Trade in Short walk #62.

Free Reads:

The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine posted all five stories from the April 2020 issue, free to read. (On their site, scroll down then click each story headline.)

Check my shorts, please:

My crime-suspense story “Murderous Lies” is a free-to-listen podcast from King’s River Life Magazine. The story was originally published in Suspense Magazine in 2013.

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis