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Posted November 30, 2011
This collection is a lot of fun for anyone who likes mysteries OR short stories OR New York. All of the twenty-two mystery short stories are all set in unusual New York locations, such as a Russian night club in Brighton Beach, a farmer¿s market in gentrified Park Slope and the gritty blocks behind shiny Times Square. There¿s a nice mix of the touching, the creepy and even the supernatural but all of them have that New York flavor that makes it the perfect setting for so many mystery stories. I liked the collection, overall, and think it makes a great holiday gift.
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Posted January 10, 2012
What a talented group! If you like mysteries, you’ll love this book. The topics are as varied as the inhabitants of New York City. A couple of my favorites are these.
Only People Kill People by Laura K. Curtis. is an innovative story. It’s a first person narrative by a gun, a gun that ends up through a series of twists and turns committing murder.
Catherine Maiorisi in Justice for All writes of a murder investigation. It will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s a nail biter with interesting characters and relationships.
Triss Stein in The Greenmarket Violinist gives a wonderful description of areas of Brooklyn. A murder is solved, yes. But there are other mysteries that are solved in this one. Heartwarming is an apt description.
Posted January 2, 2012
Murder New York Style-Fresh Slices, an anthology of mystery stories set in New York City, contains 22 highly entertaining bites of the darker side of the Big Apple. I liked "The Understudy," by Lois Karlin, with its portrayal of the murky, symbiotic relationship between two drug-addled young women in the 1980s Downtown club scene. Another favorite was Terry Faley Moran's "The Sneaker Tree," a well-knit suspense story that is also a moving tale of a far more wholesome female friendship. I especially enjoyed "Remember You Will Die", by Susan Chalfin, a wry, pithy account of a Hollywood Tycoon's final gala event. A great read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.