About the blog:

A short walk down a dark street provides weekly links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction. I anticipate I’ll post something new near the end of each week or on weekends. (Except when I’m forgetful or lazy.) Eventually, I’ll try to add more widgets and doo-dads to the blog but I’m remarkably stupid about such things so will focus on posting weekly links.

Also, you might notice the blog does not have a contact form or comments section. This is mostly out of fear that Putin’s cyber-thugs will somehow use those features to dispatch shadowy goons who will hunt me down no matter where I run. (Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get me.)


Peter DiChellis concocts sinister tales for anthologies, ezines, and magazines. His mystery and crime fiction ranges from humorous whodunits to dark suspense stories. Two of his stories were Finalists in the 2019 Derringer Awards for outstanding short mystery and crime fiction. Peter is an Active (published author) member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, and a Full (published author) member of Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association. For more about Peter’s stories, visit his site Murder and Fries or his Amazon author page.