Short walk #118

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

Short sample

Moe knew every crook in the game, never forgot a face or a gem and was the smoothest double-crosser in the business. From “Come and Get It” by Erle Stanley Gardner (in The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories, ed. Otto Penzler. Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. Compiled in 2010). For a review see the Point of View section in Short walk #28.

Point of view

Review: Killer, Come Back To Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury is a collection that demonstrates the “imagination and creativity Bradbury brought to crime fiction.”

New releases, old releases

New issues of AHMM and EQMM (September/October 2020).

Fire in the Hole: Stories (collected in 2012) is a collection of Elmore Leonard stories, including tales featuring Marshalls Raylan Givens and Karen Sisco.

Tricks of the trade

EQMM editor Janet Hutchings discusses pandemic reading, writing, and story acceptances.

Free reads

All the latest free-to-read stories from Mystery Tribune.

Check my shorts, please

The Literary Hatchet reprinted my crime-horror story “Dead Ringer” (originally appeared in Kzine in 2018).

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis