Down These Strange Streets

Down These Strange Streets

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by George R. R. Martin
     
 

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In this collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear . . .

In “Death by Dahlia,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes

Overview

In this collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear . . .

In “Death by Dahlia,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers to a lavish party that turns deadly. And with so many creatures of the night in attendance, Dahlia will have a hard time identifying the most likely suspect!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs thrills in “In Red, with Pearls,” as a werewolf PI races to crack a case involving zombies, witches, and the most horrifying creatures of them all—lawyers.

In “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon follows Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he’s soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies.

With these and thirteen more original tales, Down These Strange Streets takes you to the cities where fantasy and mystery collide and where private eyes who have seen it all find something lurking that is stranger still…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Some of the top names in urban fantasy are joined by some of today’s best historical mystery writers in this top-notch anthology.”—Publishers Weekly

“Urban fantasy in a nourish vein…This is a pretty strong collection.”—Locus

“There’s lots [of stories], some in the past, some in the future, and all entertaining as you get to read old favorite characters or are introduced to new ones. I always enjoy anthologies for the variety in the stories and this one provides plenty, but all with a paranormal detective bent.”—News and Sentinel

Publishers Weekly
Some of the top names in urban fantasy (Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs) are joined by some of today’s best historical mystery writers (Laurie R. King, Steven Saylor) in this top-notch anthology of 16 original stories. Urban fantasy purists may gripe that Martin merely asked contributors to include “a private detective and a case with a fantastic slant, be it real or... less so,” and some of the mysteries have a perfectly rational resolution. But those are the exceptions, and the rational and supernatural are perfectly blended in entries like Lisa Tuttle’s remarkable “The Curious Affair of the Deodand,” a Sherlockian homage that deserves sequels. King’s versatility is demonstrated convincingly in “Hellbender,” which is set in a future where human and salamander DNA have been combined and plotted in ways that Chandler would recognize. Lovecraftians and Sookie Stackhouse fans alike will find plenty to relish. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937007911
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
374,769
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Some of the top names in urban fantasy are joined by some of today’s best historical mystery writers in this top-notch anthology.”—Publishers Weekly


“Urban fantasy in a nourish vein…This is a pretty strong collection.”—Locus

“There’s lots [of stories], some in the past, some in the future, and all entertaining as you get to read old favorite characters or are introduced to new ones. I always enjoy anthologies for the variety in the stories and this one provides plenty, but all with a paranormal detective bent.”—News and Sentinel

Meet the Author

George R. R. Martin has been called “the American Tolkien,” and his books, including the volumes in his landmark A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, have been on bestseller lists around the world and are now a series on HBO. He’s won four Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. As editor, he’s produced the very long-running Wild Cards original anthology series as well as the New Voices series and others. He’s also worked for Hollywood and television, being part of the creative team behind such shows as Beauty and the Beast and the new The Twilight Zone.

Gardner Dozois has won fifteen Hugo Awards and twenty-eight Locus Awards for his editing work, plus two Nebula Awards and the Sidewise Award for his own writing. He was the editor of the leading science fiction magazine Asimov’s Science Fiction for twenty years and is also the editor of the annual anthology series The Year’s Best Science Fiction, now in its Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection. He is the author or editor of more than a hundred books.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:
September 20, 1948
Place of Birth:
Bayonne, NJ
Education:
B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
Website:
http://www.georgerrmartin.com

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Down These Strange Streets 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
TibetTaylor More than 1 year ago
Some reviews I have seen complain that they would rather see their favor authors concentrate on the next novel rather than produce short stories for multiple-authored Anthologies. I disagree. Authors use the opportunity to more fully introduce us to what is normally less major characters in their full novels or an a small prequel to a major character. Patricia Briggs does this for Warren in "A Red Plague of Pearls". I also use the Anthologies to discover new authors and maybe new series without plunging fully into a novel. While this did not happen with "Down These Strange Streets", I enjoyed the stories presented.
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alaskan_moose More than 1 year ago
 I bought this book because there were stories by Patricia Briggs and Charlaine Harris in it and I love their work. Like with all short story collections, I was hoping it would introduce me to some authors that I hadn't yet read and it was successful in that, but there were also several that I didn't even bother to finish which is about what I expected.
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SandyBaldwin More than 1 year ago
I am not saying that this is not good, actually for these authors to come along in one book and to be edited by Martin himself it is already big. However, I would have enjoyed it more if they stick to writing a full story than a LOT of short stories.