The Big Click is brand-new. It's a crime magazine. They have a nice-looking website and a distribution model I like: you can buy the whole issue right now, or you can read a different article or story each week for free as it's released. I read the first story for free before buying the issue, and I always encourage people to do that when they can. I picked up the issue on the strength of that first story, and I'm not sorry I did, I'll tell you that.
Angel of Hospitality lands somewhere in the 3.5-4 range out of 5, if we want to play the numbers game. I love the voice author Ken Bruen uses, the nontraditional sentence structure, the plot--everything. The one part that grated on me--you might not even notice, and I can't say much without spoiling the piece--has to do with a way of ending stories and a narrative perspective that just don't match up to me. But Bruen totally saved the story for me with everything else he did.
Triangulation by Anonymous-9 is about a middle-aged woman who hatches an elaborate scheme in order to show her gullible friend the error of her ways. It's definitely a modern story, as opposed to Angel, which could have happened fifty years ago or yesterday. It's told from the perspective of all three of its characters and ends on a believable, satisfying note.
The issue is fleshed out with a creative essay by Tom Piccirilli and an interview with Joe Lansdale, conducted by Piccirilli.