Short walk #123

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

Short sample

A few months after I’d been promoted to the Robbery-Homicide Division, my then-partner noticed a detective novel lying in my half-opened desk drawer. From “Inflection” by Steven Gore (in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September/October 2020, ed. Linda Landrigan, Dell Magazines.)

Point of view

Review: Bibliomysteries Volume Two (ed. Otto Penzler) is the second volume of an anthology series with a bookstore or a book as the central element to a mystery. For a review of Volume One, see the Point of View section of Short walk #60.

New releases, old releases

Coast to Coast Noir (September 28, 2020, eds. McAleer and Marks) is an anthology of twelve stories from the dark side of the American Dream. 

A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (ed. Elizabeth George (collected in 2004) is an anthology of a century’s worth of superb crime fiction written by women authors. For a review of a Joyce Carol Oates story from this anthology see the Point of View section of Short walk #73.

Tricks of the trade

Five techniques to power ahead and finish writing a story.

Free reads

All the latest free-to-read crime flash at Shotgun Honey.

Check my shorts, please

My humorous private eye story “With Cunning Wickedness” was reprinted, free to read, at Trigger Warning: Short Fiction With Pictures (originally appeared in the anthology The Shamus Sampler II).

Thanks for visiting

Peter DiChellis