Lunch Reads Volume 1: Two Short Mystery Stories

In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns ...
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Lunch Reads Volume 1: Two Short Mystery Stories

In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.

The Very Old Man…by Jenny Milchman
A chance encounter in a grocery store spooks a young mother. When small accidents begin to happen around her young child, she wonders if the old man who'd given her daughter a quarter is to blame.

Escape From Southern Point…by Libby Sternberg
At small town on the Outer Banks, a loving groom fails to show up on his wedding day. As family and friends try to locate him and explain his absence, the bride's aunt draws on town gossip to figure out where he's gone, unintentionally mimicking the Jessica-Fletcher-like character her sister actress plays on TV.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012952837
  • Publisher: Istoria Books
  • Publication date: 6/5/2011
  • Series: Lunch Reads, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 775,633
  • File size: 142 KB

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About the Authors

Jenny Milchman’s short fiction has been published and reviewed online and her novel of literary suspense is currently on submission. Jenny is founder of the series Writing Matters, which draws authors and publishing folk from as far away as Seattle to events at a local independent bookstore in New Jersey. Last year she began Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which wound up enlisting over 80 booksellers in 30 states. She blogs about writing at suspenseyourdisbelief.com, featuring international bestsellers as well as authors published by micro presses in the Made It Moments forum, and teaches classes on writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop.

Libby Sternberg is the author of several young adult mysteries, the first of which (Uncovering Sadie’s Secrets) was an Edgar finalist. Her two adult mysteries, Death Is the Cool Night and Lost to the World, are published digitally by Istoria Books. Her first historical women’s fiction, Sloane Hall, is a Five Star/Gale release. Writing under the name Libby Malin, she is the author of several humorous women’s fiction books. Before becoming a novelist, she studied voice, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music.
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  • Posted July 24, 2011

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    The Lunch Bunch

    I love the look of this book cover. Reminiscent of a 1950's lunch counter in color, design, even the lettering! The cover designer for Istoria Books got this one right. Yay for simplicity! Yay for cool color schemes! Double thumbs up, guys (or gals as the case may be).
    Wow! These ladies are really overachievers! Both stories earned solid A's. I gave The Very Old Man, By Jenny Milchman an A+. The story has an intense suspense level that's tough to build in a short. Ms. Milchman created the edge of your seat thriller, and it is perfect. I loved it. In fact, I wish I'd written it. Drat!
    Escape From Southern Point, by Libby Sternberg also earned an A. A very solid, not even close to a B, A. This story is a sweet mystery. Humorous from the first word. Very entertaining. I loved it as well.
    This book is one of the very best reads I've had the dubious honor to review in awhile. The package, from stem to stern, is perfect. Worth every penny (only 99 of them? I would consider paying more for this dynamic duo). An overall AWESOME read.
    Congrats Istoria Books. Congrats Ms. Milchman & Ms. Sternberg. You have hit on a winning combination.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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