Short walk #105

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

Short sample:

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.

Reviews: The Mysterious Mr. Quinn and Poirot Investigates are collections of classic Agatha Christie mystery stories—reviews here and here.

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.

Free Reads:

Three Father Brown mysteries by G.K. Chesterton.

“The Invisible Man”“The Secret Garden”“The Sign of the Broken Sword”

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).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis