Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto
Harper's Bazaar, 1 of 16 Steamy New Books to Kick-Start Your Summer
Chicago Review of Books, A Best New Book of June 2018
"These bite-sized tales of murder and mayhem are absolutely perfect. . . . You're bound to love this book, full as it is of depravity, double crosses, and intrigue—perfect for giving you chills on the hottest of days." —NYLON, 1 of 46 Great Books to Read This Summer
Tiny Crimes gathers leading and emerging literary voices to tell tales of villainy and intrigue in only a few hundred words. From the most hard-boiled of noirs to the coziest of mysteries, with diminutive double crosses, miniature murders, and crimes both real and imagined, Tiny Crimes rounds up all the usual suspects, and some unusual suspects, too. With illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook and flash fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Benjamin Percy, Amelia Gray, Adam Sternbergh, Yuri Herrera, Julia Elliott, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Evenson, Charles Yu, Laura van den Berg, and more, Tiny Crimes scours the underbelly of modern life to expose the criminal, the illegal, and the depraved.
Lincoln Michel is the author of Upright Beasts, a collection of short stories from Coffee House Press. His fiction and criticism appear in The New York Times, Vice, Granta, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. With Nadxieli Nieto, he is the coeditor of Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction. You can find him online at www.lincolnmichel.com.
"Do you like crime fiction? Do you like very short fiction? Well then! This anthology has contributions from the likes of Yuri Herrera, Carmen Maria Machado, Charles Yu, and Laura van den Berg. All in all, forty writers distilling crime stories to their essence, revealing the range of the form along the way." —Vol. 1 Brooklyn