Death Times Three: Two Stories and a Novella

Death Times Three: Two Stories and a Novella

by Carrie Ann Lahain

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ISBN-13: 9781505787184
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

I am a writer and book reviewer living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I write literary fiction that crosses into genre territory. Whether historical fiction, romance, mystery or paranormal, my novels are populated by lost people who go through hell to find themselves again. In my fictional worlds, good guys finish first. Eventually.

I received my B.A. in Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.A. from Rutgers. I also did a stint in culinary school-I make a mean Black Forest Cake.

My first novel The Ways of Mud and Bone explores the Amercian experience of WW I through the eye of a small-town girl whose life is forever changed when her childhood friend is killed in combat. Knife Skills, my second novel, is a retelling of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park set in Long Island's wine country. Young Chef Molly Price, raised by her aunt and uncle, is forced to reconnect with her troubled parents in order to save her five-year-old sister from foster care. As much as I love writing novels, I also work in other literary forms. My short stories, essays and poems have appeared in anthologies, literary journals and small magazines such as The Wrong Side of the Law, Red Rock Review, Italian Americana, Art Times, Mature Years, Libido, and Writing Sociology.

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Death Times Three: Two Stories and a Novella 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LisaArizona More than 1 year ago
In the words of detective Guillermo Villanueva: "I'm starting to wonder what it is with you and dead bodies, Ms. Gray." Yes, indeed! In this short book, we are given three different cases, all from the general Las Vegas area, but all in completely different circumstances. If you think Nevada is all slot machines and hands of poker, you don't know the place. These stories go deeper, into some of the real circumstances and concerns of the people of southern Nevada. What a relief to find a writer who knows the Las Vegas area well enough to get out of the casinos (well, two out of three times, anyway) and into the the lives of some of southern Nevada's lesser known areas. In each story, the circumstances are completely different, but two of the characters are the same. Special events librarian Elinor Gray doesn't mean to keep bumping into dead bodies. She just can't seem to help it! And, like any researcher who loves a challenge, she overrides her own sense of self-preservation and tries to figure out what happened. This despite the fact that Guillermo Villanueva, the brother of the woman who stole her ex-husband, never fails to show up at the scene afterwards to give Elinor a hard time. This is a lot of gentle humor in each story, and a sense of the possibility of romance between Elinor and Guillermo that, unfortunately to my way of thinking, never comes to anything. Still, it is so easy to cheer for Elinor, an average person's sort of hero who just can't seem to back down when she puts one clue together with another clue together with another and. . . . If you like a teaspoon of lightness, and a teaspoon of sweetness, and a cup of humor mixed into your recipe for murder, Death Times Three will likely hit the spot.