This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Seeking the escape of unconsciousness, Al lay on his bunk and covered his head with his blanket before rolling over to face the wall. From “Shuffle” by Christopher M. Stephen (in Prison Noir, ed. Joyce Carol Oates. Akashic Books, 2014.) For a review of this anthology, see the Point of View section in Short walk #26.
Point of view
Review: Mulholland Dive: Three Stories is a Michael Connelly collection of “three entertaining stories set on Mulholland [Drive] in Los Angeles”—though the stories do not feature Connelly’s well-known Harry Bosch or Mickey Haller series characters.
New releases, old releases
The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Sixth Scandalous Serving is the latest in the annual TKWC series (ed. Jay Hartman, September 2020).
Culprits: The Heist Was Just the Beginning is a themed anthology about what happened to criminal characters after they pulled a big heist. (eds. Richard Brewer and Gary Phillips, 2018).
Tricks of the trade
A Treasury of Sayers Stories includes a dozen stories by Dorothy L. Sayers, free to read at Gutenberg Canada.
Check my shorts, please
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