Short walk #113

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

Short sample

You cannot hide in a boxing ring and all your weaknesses are eventually exposed. From “The Last Round” by C.J Sullivan (in Manhattan Noir, ed. Lawrence Block, Akashic Books, 2006).

Point of view

Review: Hoch’s Ladies collects all the stories with Edward D. Hoch’s three women detective characters, Libby Knowles, Susan Holt, and Annie Sears.

For over 50 short, sweet reviews of Edward D. Hoch impossible crime stories see the Point of View section in Short walk #30.

New releases, old releases

Love & Other Crimes: Stories (June 2020) is a collection by Sara Paretsky that includes stories featuring Paretsky’s detective character V.I. Warshawski.

A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook (collected in 2016) collection of stories by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins that feature Spillane’s legendary detective character.

Tricks of the Trade

The scoop on four free (or free trial) software programs for writers: Jarte, LibreOffice, Scapple, and Scrivener.

Free Reads

All five Anthony Award Finalists for Best Short Story are free to read on the Bouchercon 2020 site. (Click here then scroll down for story links.)

Check my shorts, please

My humorous private eye yarn “The Belle Hope” appeared in the anthology Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical.

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis