Places To Be, People To Kill [NOOK Book]

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Assassins--are they born or made? Do they choose this role out of necessity, because they are forced to, or because they enjoy killling? And what do they do in their spare time? 

These are just a few of the questions answered in this all-original collection of twelve tales by fantasy's finest-focusing on killers of all kinds. From Vree, Tanya Huff's well-known assassin from her Quarters novels, to a woman whose father's vengeful spirit ...
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Overview

Assassins--are they born or made? Do they choose this role out of necessity, because they are forced to, or because they enjoy killling? And what do they do in their spare time? 

These are just a few of the questions answered in this all-original collection of twelve tales by fantasy's finest-focusing on killers of all kinds. From Vree, Tanya Huff's well-known assassin from her Quarters novels, to a woman whose father's vengeful spirit forced her down dark magic's bloody path, to an assassin seeking to escape his Master's death spell, here are spellbinding stories of murder and mayhem, and the shadowy figures who sell death for a living.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101218617
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 237 KB

Meet the Author


Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Brittiany A. Koren knew she might want to be a writer since she was five years old and walked into her dining room where her mother and grandmother were playing backgamon and announced that when she grew up she wanted to be a lawyer like her grandfather, a prima ballerina becuase it's good exercise,  or a writer because making up stories is fun.  By the time she reached high school and could do 65 words a minute on the typewriter, she knew writing was the path for her.  She can be found at writtendreams.com.
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  • Posted July 11, 2010

    My Review

    This is an enjoyable collection of tales that to be honest I only purchased for the contribution by John Marco, one of my favorite fantasy authors. Of course in any collection of tales of this sort, there are some stinkers, but overall most of the contributions are solid to top notch. All of the stories contained here deal with assassins to some extent and each author offers his/her own unique spin. Some of the tales deal with assassins on their day off, some with the experience of first time killers for hire. I only found a couple of the tales to be dull or uninteresting and enjoyed the collection as a whole for the most part. For something that I bought only because of the contribution of one of the authors, I was pleasantly surprised to find an entire collection that was totally worth my time and effort. It's something that I'd heartily recommend to fans of the fantasy genre especially if you enjoy the darker side of the typical hero character.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent anthology

    This twelve never before published tales focuses on the fantasy genre¿s professional hitmen (and women), assassins as they have not been seen before (at least to the knowledge of this reviewer). The authors go deep into the psyche of what makes an assassin (naturing vs. nurturing), but not during the adrenalin rush of a planned kill instead the tales occur during non productive time though a death or two happens. The compilation provides differing reasons why someone would choose to become a paid killer ranging from avarice, the thrill of the kill, the gene pool, or feeding a family. Think of this book as the assassin¿s résumé. Fascinatingly, in several of the tales this stereotypical antihero actually honors life as sacred because they take it away so effortlessly. The stories are well written running the gamut from a serious look at why one becomes an assassin (see ¿Fealty¿ by S. Andrew Swann and ¿Bloodlines¿ by Jim C. Hines) to a satirical look at why not (¿Hang Ten¿ by Jean Rabe). In each of these fun contributions the assassin is a terrific antagonist who is always ready for population control assignments as their prime mission is PEOPLE TO KILL. --- Harriet Klausner

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