This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
When I drove over to the nightclub, Leonard was sitting on the curb, holding a bloody rag to his head. From “Hyenas” by Joe R. Lansdale (in Hap and Leonard. Stories by Joe R. Lansdale, collected in 2016. Tachyon Publications.)
Point of view
The Measure of Malice is an anthology of classic mysteries focused on detection via rational thinking and technical know-how (ed. Martin Edwards). Two reviews, here and here.
New releases, old releases
The latest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (August 2020).
And on the Mystery Weekly website you can read free samples of new and old stories by clicking the links to Recent Published Stories. You can also sign up to have free stories emailed to you
Tricks of the Trade
Tips for creating memorable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters.
Four free-to read-stories in the new (Summer) issue of Flash Bang Mysteries.
Check my shorts, please
My humorous crime romp “Rolling Lucky” is free to read at The Norwegian American newspaper website.
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