Short walk #115

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

Short sample

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.

Free reads

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.

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis