Short walk #120

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

Short sample

The body was put together from different parts—the door was one color and the hood was another and the bumpers were from an ’82. From “Hannah Martinez” by Sara Gran (in The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads, ed. Patrick Millikin, Mulholland Books, 2016).

Point of view

Review: Vintage Crime is an anthology from Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association, celebrating CWA members’ work over the years.

For a review of another CWA anthology see the Point of View section of Short walk #85.

New releases, old releases

The latest monthly issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (September 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.

The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks, ed. Janet Hutchings (2011).

Tricks of the trade

A battle-scarred shorts writer put together a two-part “starter kit” for new writers, covering submission managers, email addresses, formatting, cover letters, bios, author photos, contract rights, and Paypal: here and here.

Free reads

Free to read at Gutenberg Australia: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes collects 12 Arthur Conan Doyle stories, most of them originally published in The Strand Magazine between 1921 and 1927.

Check my shorts, please

My You-Solve-It mystery “Gallery Thief” appeared in the June issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (solution in the July issue).

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis