What goes together like tea & sympathy, rock & roll, or a skull & crossbones? Sex & crime. Nineteen members of Sisters in Crime living in the Carolinas serve up stories around the universal themes of lust, love, and longing, and the criminal consequences of thwarting these human desires. Some stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are evilly dark, but each packs a delicious read. Whether set in an ice cream parlor or an equestrian center, from World War II Washington DC to the high-tech playing fields of Research Triangle Park, furious, desperate, and betrayed characters step into crime with barely a twinge of misgiving. Frisky seniors, a psychic PI, a jealous mother-in-law, a manipulative stripper—all occupy a universe where, as Margaret Maron writes in the Introduction, “Love can liberate, love can suffocate, and sometimes love can even lead to murder.”
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This anthology contains stories for everyone whose reading interest is either crime in its various forms or romance. You don't have to prefer one genre over another because here you have all. The stories run the gamut from cozy to suspense to sheer evil with romance along the way. They are ideal for readers who have limited reading time periods. I shed tears throughout. Sometimes they were tears of laughter, other times they were tears of pain. Ms. Stanton, you've done it again! Regardless of which emotion arises while you read a particular story, you can be sure to find well-written fiction with no bases left uncovered. A tip of my hat to all involved in the writing of the stories and compiling them into an anthology that will meet the approval of all who read it. I give it five stars without hesitation.
I got this book because Margaret Maron's name was connected to it. Her books have always been GREAT!! However, I am very put off that she would have anything to do with a book with stories in it that are depraved and filthy. I usually love a book of short stories but this is for someone with no moral conscious to read.