Most of the crime fiction print magazines and ezines operate on the financial edge or are purely labors of love, but they bravely keep cranking out new reviews, news, articles and stories for you, so drop by and check out the latest from:
Back Alley Web Zine has short new fiction by O’Neil De Noux, Anita Page, Mark Joseph Kiewlak, Wayne D. Dundee, Simon Wood, Fred Zackel, and the final installment of a seven-part serialization of Frank Norris' 1899 noir novel, McTeague. Editor Richard Helms also has a tribute to crime-fiction personalites we've lost this year.
Beat to a Pulp's latest story is "Outback Gothic" by Chap O'Keefe.
Crime Factory has a variety of stories and articles, as well an interview with veteran Australian crime-writer, Garry Disher.
Crimespree #38 features Rants and Raves from Robert Randisi (and some alliteration, too!); an interview by Ruth Jordan of author Denise Mina; the whimsically titled short story, "A Crab, a Rustler and an Ostrich" by Edward J McFadden III; and the usual interesting array of columns and reviews.
Gumshoe Review has Joe Posner taking a look at "Female Movie Investigators"; Drew Bittner reviewing the first season of the new BBC Sherlock Holmes mini-series; and you'll find a slew of columns and book reviews.
Mysterical-E's fall issue includes stories by 13 authors; columns by Gerald So on the new TV crime series, and Halloween reads by Chris Verstraete; and essays from Jan Christenson and Byron McAllister.
Spinetingler is ongoing and currently has the reprinted story "Going Humbly" by David Corbett and reviews of books by Reed Farrel Coleman, Dennis Lehane, Carolyn Rose, Ken Bruen, Brian Garfield, Don Winslow, and a look at the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Suspense magazine's November issue features the "Five Senses of Fear and Suspense" by David Morrell, Brad Thor, R.L. Stine, Graham Masterton and Alan Jacobson and an article on the "Top 10 Medical Mistakes" writers make, by D.P. Lyle.
Thrillers, Killers and Chillers' latest story is from Darren Saint, titled "The Cage."
Twist of Noir continues its 600+ word challenge with #620, "The Fall Girl," by Cindy Rosmus.