This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Safe from eavesdroppers in the clatter of a Sutter Street lunchroom, the detective-sergeant leaned over his clam chowder and told me what he knew about the murder, which wasn’t much. From “Death on Pine Street” by Dashiell Hammett (In Nightmare Town: Stories by Dashiell Hammett, eds. McCauley, Greenberg, Gorman. Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, collected in 2000).
Point of view:
Review: Of Mice and Minestrone is a Joe R. Lansdale Hap and Leonard collection about the duo’s early years.
New releases, old releases:
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) is a mystery anthology commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Mystery Writers of America.
For a review, see the Point of View section of Short walk #104.
Tricks of the Trade:
A Science-Fiction editor and author (who also writes occasional crime stories) offers a three-stage approach to revising stories before submitting them.
Three Father Brown mysteries by G.K. Chesterton.
Check my shorts, please:
My humorous You-Solve-It Mystery “The Mysterious Meatball Autopsy” appeared in the November 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (with the solution to the mystery revealed in the December issue).
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