Small Crimes: Tuesday Reads

J. Kingston Pierce lists the Agatha Award winners (The Rap Sheet)

Abby Hargreaves, a librarian, tries to slay the beast with “Unpopular Opinion: Tagging Authors in Negative Reviews” (Book Riot)

“Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now” by Ben Dolnick (The New York Times)

“Christian Suspense”, a discussion with Colleen Coble, Cara Putnam, Randy Singer, and Carrie Stuart Parks. (CrimeReads)

Short Story: “Timmigrant” by Angel Luis Colón (Shotgun Honey)

Podcast: The boys interview Neil Broadfoot (Two Crime Writers and a Microphone)

Book: “The Hoods Take Over” by Ovid Demaris (Stark House Press, 2019))


Small Crimes: Friday Reads

Paul D. Brazill interviewed by Dietrich Kalteis (Punk Noir Magazine)

Ed Aymar interviewed by Nick Kolakowski (Shotgun Honey)

“Fiction Research Links” by Jordan Dane (Kill Zone)

“Bloody And Blurred Borders Between Crime And Horror Fiction” by Tobias Carroll (Mystery Tribune)

Short Story: “The Usurper” by Paul Kindlon (Mystery Tribune)

Podcast: Colin Campbell, author of “Montecito Heights” interviewed by Frank Zafiro (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Book: “The Naming Game” by Gabriel Valjan (Winter Goose Publishing, 2019)


Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

Scott Adlerberg’s essay on “Coffin & Co.” by Njami Simon (Mystery Tribune)

“The Traditional Mystery: A Roundtable Discussion – Nominees for the Agatha Award Weigh In on the State of the Cozy” (CrimeReads)

Graham Wynd, author of “Love is a Grift”, interviewed (The Big Thrill)

Terrence McCauley, author of “Dark Territory”, interviewed by Dana King (One Bite at a Time)

Mary Norris and Benjamin Dreyer interviewed about grammar and such (Literary Hub)

Freelance editor Dana Isaacson on comma rules (Career Authors)

2019 Derringer Awards winners announced (The Short Mystery Fiction Society Blog)

Short Story: “The Ensenada Incident” by Jesse Heels Rawlins (Flash Fiction Offensive)

Podcast: Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden interviewed Sophie Hannah, Angie Kim, and Crime Writers of Color (Writer Types)

Book: “A Time For Violence” edited by Andy Rausch and Chris Roy (Close to the Bone, 2019)


Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads

Before you go on, please read the article by Jacqueline Sheehan, “Lee Child and Paul Doiron on strong, interesting, complex female characters”. (The Writer)

Nick Kolakowski’s response, “Ignorance About The Current State Of Crime Fiction Is Rampant” (Mystery Tribune)

Paul D. Marks on flash fiction and Jorge Luis Borges (SleuthSayers)

“Don’t Ditch the Adverb, the Emoji of Writing” by Gary Nunn (The Guardian)

Short Story: “A Heart Within Me” by Ilan Mochari (Tough)

Podcast: Wendy Heard interviewed by Angel Luis Cólon (the bastard title)

Book: “Monkey Justice” by Patricia Abbott (Down & Out Books, 2019)


Small Crimes: Tuesday Reads

Kate Laity interviewed by Mick Rose (Center Stage with Mick Rose)

Paula Benson interviewed ALL the 2019 Agatha nominees for Shorty Story. All of them. (Writers Who Kill)

Erin Kelly, author of “Stone Mothers”, wrote that psychological thrillers have always been here. (CrimeReads)

Short Story: “Company” by Ed Aymar (Out of the Gutter)

Podcast: The boys interview Matt Wesolowski (Two Crime Writers and a Microphone)

Book: “Come and Get Me” by August Norman (Crooked Lane Books, 2019)


Small Crimes: Saturday Reads

Rachel Howzell Hall, author of “They All Fall Down”, interviewed (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Katherine Hall Page, author of the Faith Fairchild series, interviewed (BOLO Books)

Art Taylor on winning an Edgar (Art Taylor, Writer)

William Boyle interviewed Don Winslow (Southwest Review)

E. A. (Ed) Aymar, Angie Kim, Nik Korpon, and Anjili Babbar chat (BOLO Books)

Mark Alpert, author of “The Coming Storm”, on writing short stories (Kill Zone)

Short Story: “Terry’s Car” by Matthew Borczon (Punk Noir Magazine)

Podcast: J. Todd Scott, author of “The Far Empty” interviewed (Reading and Writing Podcast)

Book: “Bivouac” by Kwame Dawes (Akashic Books, 2019)


Small Crimes: Friday Reads

Angel Luis Colón and Jay Stringer on Otto and other things (bastard title and Do Some Damage respectively)

Interview with Rob Hart, author of the short story collection “Take-Out” and the upcoming novel “The Warehouse” (MysteryPeople)

Craig Sisterson on the work of Jørn Lier Horst, author of “The Katharina Code” (Crime Fiction Lover)

“High Art in a Low Place: On Don Winslow’s ‘The Border'” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Edgar Award Winners 2019 (CrimeReads)

Short Story: “Shakedown in Deadtown” by W. E. Wertenberger (Close to the Bone)

Podcast: Frank Zafiro interviewed Michael Pool (Wrong Place, Write Crime)

Book: “The Ringmaster” by Vanda Symon (Orenda Books, 2019)


Small Crimes: Thursday Reads

Here’s something I wrote, “Ain’t No Party Like an Otto Penzler Party” (Do Some Damage)

Nathan Blackwell, author of “The Sound of Her Voice”, interviewed (Crime Fiction Lover)

Shannon Kirk, author of “Gretchen”, on beta readers (The Thrill Begins)

The State of the Mystery: Part 2 of a Roundtable Discussion (CrimeReads)

Short Story: New Flash Bang Mysteries is out.

Podcast: Debut episode. Frank Bill interviewed Benjamin Whitmer (House of Grit)

Book: “Breaking the Lore” by Andy Redsmith (Canelo, 2019)


Small Crimes: Wednesday Reads

Patricia Abbott’s husband Phillip passed away. Abbott is best known as a short story writer and the mother of Megan Abbott. My thoughts are with Patti and her family. (Pattinase)

The State of the Mystery: Part 1 of a Roundtable Discussion (CrimeReads)

Make sure you stop by J. Kingston Pierce’s blog for all the news in crime fiction (The Rap Sheet)

On the costs of running an independent bookstore (Chicago Tribune)

Short Story: “Family Guy?” by Paul Matts (Punk Noir Magazine)

Podcast: Angel Luis Colón interviewed Nik Korpon (the bastard title)

Book: “Tainted Love” by T.S. Hunter (Red Dog Press, 2019). You can read Colman Keane’s review.


Small Crimes: Tuesday Reads

Nisha Singh, author of The Bhrigu Mahesh Mysteries, wrote about psychology as a science (The Strand Magazine)

Neil White, author of “The Innocent Ones” (Hera Books), interviewed (Compulsive Readers)

J. David Osborne’s “The Minor Storm” (Broken River Books) reviewed (Dead End Follies)

Short Story: “The Rule of Three” by Albert Tucher (Shotgun Honey)

Podcast: Nancie Clare interviewed Mariah Fredericks, author of “Death of a New American” (Speaking of Mysteries)

Book: “Down to the River” edited by Tim O’Mara (Down & Out Books, 2019)