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