Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side

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Overview

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris?s ?Dahlia Underground,? venerable vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers survives an attack by an anti-vampire terrorist group, only to show them they tried to blow up the wrong bloodsucker.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn, a ghost assigned to assist humans in trouble, steps into the middle of a marital dispute with surprising twists in Carolyn Hart?s ?Riding High.?

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Overview

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “Dahlia Underground,” venerable vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers survives an attack by an anti-vampire terrorist group, only to show them they tried to blow up the wrong bloodsucker.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn, a ghost assigned to assist humans in trouble, steps into the middle of a marital dispute with surprising twists in Carolyn Hart’s “Riding High.”

A grandmother has the gift — or the curse — of seeing soon-to-be-dead people in her bedroom doorway in Elaine Viets’s “The Bedroom Door.”

With seventeen more fascinating, frightening, and sometimes funny stories that explore mysteries that transcend the limits of reality, Crimes by Moonlight is your portal to the dark side and all its wonders.

“A very fine [collection]... Fabulous... Crisp... Funny.”
—Women of Mystery

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Mystery Writers of America presents an all-original anthology sure to appeal to Twilight fans with an interest in crime. While vampires are well represented among the 20 selections, most notably Parnell Hall's darkly humorous “Death of a Vampire,” bestseller Harris ensures that werewolves, ghosts, and magicians also get their due. Harley Jane Kozak does a superb job of integrating a ghost into a contemporary setting in “Madeeda,” in which an expectant mother is concerned over her two-year-old twins' visions of a “bad witch.” A phantom ship figures in Lou Kemp's “In Memory of the Sibylline,” a highly effective horror story set in the 19th century. Even Mike Hammer gets into X-Files mode in Max Allan Collins's and Mickey Spillane's “Grave Matter,” which successfully introduces a supernatural element into the case of a series of mysterious deaths in the ironically named town of Hopeful, N.Y. Other contributors include William Kent Krueger, Margaret Maron, and Carolyn Hart. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455804375
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 2.12 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris writes both fantasies and mysteries. She lives in southern Arkansas with her family.
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    1. Hometown:
      Southern Arkansas
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 25, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tunica, Mississippi
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
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Table of Contents

Introduction Charlaine Harris ix

Dahlia Underground Charlaine Harris 1

Hixton William Kent Krueger 27

Small Change Margaret Maron 39

The Trespassers Brendan Dubois 60

Madeeda Harley Jane Kozak 81

House of Horrors S. W. Hubbard 106

Sift, Almost Invisible, Through Jeffrey Somers 125

The Bedroom Door Elaine Viets 144

The Conqueror Worm Barbara D'amato 162

In Memory of the Sibylline Lou Kemp 174

The Bloodflower Martin Meyers 202

The Awareness Terrie Farley Moran 225

Tadesville Jack Fredrickson 246

Limbo Steve Brewer 269

The Insider Mike Wiecek 282

Swing Shift Dana Cameron 299

Riding High Carolyn Hart 323

Grave Matter Max Allan Collins Mickey Spillane 341

Death of a Vampire Parnell Hall 362

Taking the Long View Toni L. P. Kelner 387

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Excellent anthology

    These twenty short stories focus on paranormal mysteries that run the urban fantasy gamut with vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, seers, mages and Mike Hammer making featured appearances. All of the contributions by The Mystery Writers of America authors are enjoyable tales that sub-genre fans will want to read as the diversity of the supernatural adds to the overall fun. Vampires are right at home in Parnell Hall's amusing "Death of a Vampire" and Charlaine Harris's "Dahlia Underground". Ghosts star in Harley Jane Kozak's "Madeeda", Carolyn Hart's "Riding High" as a marriage counselor and even as a phantom ship in Lou Kemp's "In Memory of the Sibylline". Finally Hammer has a "Grave Matter" (by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane) case with a supernatural taint. This is a strong anthology as everyone contributing showed up in top form providing enjoyable Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side collection.

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