Short walk #109

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

Short sample:

I figured they’d keep me alive as long as they could, since it would make my body less smelly and therefore more convenient to carry and dump somewhere. From “Rest Stop” by Jeremiah Healy (In Cuddy Plus One. Collected in 2003. By Jeremiah Healy. Crippen & Landru.) For a review see the Point of View section in Short walk #12.

Point of view:

Review: Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic is an anthology of crime, suspense, and horror stories highlighting the challenges of lockdown during a major world pandemic.

New releases, old releases:

Heartbreaks & Half-truths: 22 Stories of Mystery & Suspense is a new anthology about lovers and losers (June 2020). For a review see the Point of View section in Short walk #107.

Bibliomysteries (2018) is an anthology of mystery and crime stories set in the world of books. For a review see the Point of View section in Short walk #60.

Tricks of the Trade:

Submission call—a new Mardi Gras Mysteries anthology is open for submissions July 1 through August 31. Check out the details.

Free Reads:

All the latest free-to-read flash fiction from Mystery Tribune.

Check my shorts, please:

My humorous private eye story “With Cunning Wickedness” was reprinted, free to read, at Trigger Warning: Short Fiction With Pictures (originally appeared in the anthology The Shamus Sampler II).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis