Short walk #114

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

Short sample

Pender wrenched himself back to his book with a determination to concentrate upon the problem of the minister murdered in the library. From “The Man Who Knew How” by Dorothy L. Sayers (in A New Omnibus of Crime, eds. Hillerman and Herbert, contributing eds. Grafton and Deaver. Oxford University Press, 2005).

Point of view

Two reviews of Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op story “The House on Turk Street” here and here.

For reviews of eight other Dashiell Hammett Continental Op stories see The Point of View section of Short walk #108.

For three free-to-read Continental Op stories see the Free Reads section of Short walk #73.

New releases, old releases

The Book of Extraordinary Impossible Crimes and Puzzling Deaths: The Best New Original Stories of the Genre (June 2020) is an anthology of never-before-seen stories of impossible murders and puzzling plot twists.

The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time (1998; 2007 paperback) includes stories by Edgar Allen Poe, Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, Ring Lardner, Stephen King, James Ellroy, Patricia Highsmith, Sara Paretsky, Lawrence Block, Elmore Leonard and many others; ed. Otto Penzler.

Tricks of the Trade

Hank Phillip Ryan asks a Zoom-meeting expert to reveal the secrets of successful virtual events for authors.

Free Reads

Five free-to-read stories from the new (July issue) of The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine. (Click here then scroll down at site.)

Check my shorts, please

My crime story “Eternal Love” appeared in Switchblade: Issue 4.

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis