This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
With the third murder, three weeks later, I go into alarm mode. From “On Pacific Beach” by Patti Abbott (In I Bring Sorrow: And Other Stories of Transgression. By Patricia Abbott. Collected in 2018. Polis Books.)
Point of view:
New releases, old releases:
The latest issue of The Strand Magazine (June 2020) includes a previously unpublished Louisa May Alcott story.
Switchblade (Issue Twelve, June 2020) features hard luck tales of the human condition, before and after Covid-19.
Thriller Magazine (Volume 3 Issue 1, June 2020) showcases a wide range of tales, from psychological thrillers, to brutal tales of murder, to political thrillers (includes one of my stories, see below).
Tricks of the Trade:
To create stakes for a character in your story, look beyond the plot and brainstorm different ways the stakes might affect the character.
“Ghost Town” by Lydia Lunch (from Akashic Book’s The Heroin Chronicles).
Check my shorts, please:
The new issue of Thriller Magazine includes my crime-suspense story “They Die in Eight Minutes” (originally published in Shotgun Honey in 2014).
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