Smooth pacing and engaging storyline held my attention until the end. The story itself is okay. I also like Carole Nelson Douglas as an author. Lucky by Charlaine Harris gives us a glimpse into the life of Sookie Stackhouse and her witchy roommate Amelia Broadway. When one is murdered, is it a crime? Deckhanding for Old Sam Dementieff on board the fishing tender Freya, Kate helps haul in salmon, halibut, and the body of a widely disliked fisherman, whose apparent murder is greeted with such boisterous rejoicing that she's unsure whether to arrest the killer or give him a medal.
Authors include Charlaine Harris a new Sookie story! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the book, it's hard for me to even give a few highlights, as the stories were all I'm serious, here very consistently solid. King - this was creepy good. At the same time, Kate's Aleut aunties, attending a fish camp on Amartuq Creek, are mixed up in some fishy dealings of their own, which Kate must prove do not include murder. I liked the backstory and wished the story itself was longer and more in depth. As she gets to know her roommates, she starts to figure out the secret that keeps them all bound to the house. Despite that, I wasn't sure how she'd do in a fantasy setting.
He's worried that someone has been in his office going through his files at night. The story was cute, and it did make me laugh. I really prefer longer stories - novella size is okay for a series that I'm familiar with, but I like longer novels so that i can get immersed in the world. From video game characters seeking civil rights and a cave dragon loan shark pondering an investment, to Santa Claus's Australian vacation and an enemy of Sam Spade's out for revenge, plus visits to the Nightside and Sookie Stackhouse's hometown, these stories will take readers around the world on a magical mystery tour. A story in an anthology should be independent, stand-alone. Note: The plots of the Kate Shugak and Liam Campbell Mystery series are interconnected. As always, she paints a compelling portrait of Alaska and its fiercely independent citizens.
If you like mystery and fantasy, you will really like this book. Many of the stories were plainly predictable, which was a bit painful for me. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge. I tried to get into it for 10 or so pages and basically said to hell with it. It was followed by two other science fiction books. For the most part it was a fun read, with only a few standouts and fewer failures, a little above par for a collection of this sort. Plenty of tension and intrigue in this futuristic murder mystery.
So even only these three author's stories had caught my interest, it would have been worth the price of t I really liked the stories in this book! The House by Laurie R. A writer in the midst of divorce, Erica needs a quiet place to live and get her life back together. The settings are varied and there is gentle humor yet no distracting camp. Really quite spooky and very good. Appetite for Murder — Simon R. . When famed detective Sam Warren comes across yet another vicious murder, he and Ms.
Looks Are Deceiving by Michael A. The remaining four are excellent contributions by top tier authors Michael A. She befriends the ghosts, sets up entertainment for them, and eventually solves a murder mystery to bring them closure. I have never read anything by the others - Carole Nelson Douglas, Laurie R. Author: From BooklistThe third Star Svensdottir novel takes the feisty heroine and her twins through a series of fast-paced adventures that begins with trouble over the design of an asteroid she is turning into a space habitat. Charlaine's story, Lucky, features the heroine of her popular series, Sookie Stackhouse which coupled with her housemate do some detective work f This anthology includes twelve stories from well-known authors such as Charlaine Harris and Simon R.
I haven't bought anything of Shinn's, and I've only dabbled in Gilman. Overall, this anthology gets 3 stars. until Liam found himself on a plane to his new posting--a small native town far from the big city comforts of Anchorage. Charlaine Harris, Carole Nelson Douglas, Simon R. And fate isn't finished with him yet. Not bad as a story; as a mystery story, not great.
Interesting enough but not my cup of tea. Fate team up to uncover the clues. The question becomes can you really kill a simulated human who is really nothing more than a dead person who has been reanimated? I really enjoyed the Deliah Street story by Carole Nelson Douglas, it was the highlight of the book. Fans of either fantasy or murder-mystery genres will probably enjoy this collection. Looks Are Deceiving — Michael A. I'm not a fan of short stories and this book was no different because it seemed like every story should have been longer and I was wishing novels had been made of each one singularly. Sequel to Powers of Detection, these are twelve more fantasy and sci-fi mysteries.
The House — Laurie R. From running upon this gem unexpectedly in the bookstore, to the stories it contains, reading it gave me a lift all around. An okay story, I couldn't help but get a deja vu feeling when reading. Stackpole A magic user investigates the attempted murder of a lord that he dislikes. King: Kids and a haunted house, predictable ending. I swear I've read something similar or the premise was discussed in one of her Sookie Stackhouse full length novels.