These are the best sites, that I have found, to find some criminally based short stories on the web. If any of you know of other fantastic places, by all means fill out that handy comment box at the bottom.
Once again, the ground rules. In no way are these in any particular order, with the exception of the very last show. Some of these shows are new, some a year or so old, and in the case of Underbelly, not even available in a Region 1 set, but these were all excellent.
Sons of Anarchy. I have no idea why it took me so long to get around to watching this amazing show, but I'm glad I did. I just watched the first two seasons in about 10 days, and the wait until March is going to kill me.
And here begins my Top Whatever Favorites of the Year. Words of warning, not everything will be new. This is a list of things I talked about/discovered this year. If they happen to be from 1956, so bet it. You will all just have to deal. And please don't expect these to be in an actual ranked order. I change my mind far too often for such a thing.
Each year, for the past 17 years, Otto Penzler has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer set during the Christmas season, with some of the action taking place in The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the book store as a Christmas present. Now, all of these stories have been collected in one volume - Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop. Some of these stories are humorous, others suspenseful, and still others tales of pure detection. This charming collection is a perfect Christmas gift, appropriate for all ages and tastes.
I'm only adding this because I've been asked a few times, but yeah, I always accept review/preview copies. Who turns down free stuff? Email me at email@example.com for my mailing address. And thanks.
Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com