Family Matters: A Mystery Anthology

Family Matters: A Mystery Anthology

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Includes a 2015 Derringer Award winning short story: "The Kaluki Kings of Queens."

Come meet the relatives. As diverse in theme and mood as the city itself, these stories take us from from the explosive excitement of the New York City Marathon to a secret cellar in Queens, from the warmth of an immigrant culture to the moneyed New York art world, and from brutality and poverty to Wall Street’s privileged thugs. What the families have in common is this: their lives have been changed forever by crime. Motives? The usual: jealousy and greed, rage and revenge, self-protection and politics, secrets and lies.

Inside Family Matters: Murder New York Style, these twenty short stories by members of the New York / Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime and edited by Derringer Award winning author Anita Page, are as diverse in theme and mood as the city's neighborhoods. The sleuths, police officers, and investigators who grapple with crime inside these covers are richly drawn and engagingly authentic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990313939
Publisher: Glenmere Press
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Murder New York Style
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 653,758
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

The New York Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime serves members from the greater New York area. Sisters in Crime has 48 chapters worldwide, and 3,600 members. The organization provides networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by affection for the mystery genre and the support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore. The organization's mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

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Family Matters: A Mystery Anthology 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Must Read! Intoxicating, this book is hard to put down. As individual as New Yorkers, the twenty voices in Family Matters shock and move you. Each story packs a wallop.  They take you on a tour through the tunnels, bridges and the hearts and minds of the people, sometimes- very strange people, of a great city.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually read short stories due a lack of time but I could not put this book down until I was finiahed
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
As described on the title page, this is “A Mystery Anthology from the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime,” and is the third in the series. There are twenty authors represented here, and again the unifying theme is the various neighborhoods in and around New York City. Those encompass such diverse areas as Manhattan Beach and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn; Staten Island; Southampton in Long Island; Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side in Manhattan; Westchester County jut north of the city; and even one in New Jersey, among several other sections and towns in what is known as the “greater metropolitan area.” The tales run from eight to fourteen pages in length, and vary widely. I especially enjoyed Triss Stein’s “Eldercare, which begins the book, and whose male protagonist lives with his mother, who is dealing with gradually worsening dementia, only making his problems with her and his lengthening bachelorhood all the more troublesome. Deirdre Verne’s “Dead Last” has a 50-year-old protagonist, Michael, who is still dealing with survivor’s guilt in the aftermath of September 11th, when he had barely escaped the first tower. Catherine Maiorisi has another great entry in “Murder Italian Style,” with NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli and her prototypical large Italian family, where nothing says love more than a humongous meal. Terrie Farley Moran’s “Thanksgiving on the Throgs Neck Bridge” describes the opening of that connector which goes from Long Island and Queens to the Bronx, on that holiday which in 1961 marked the protagonist’s 15th birthday; and Cynthia Benjamin’s “Killing Short,” features a Bernie Madoff-like character. And as I do all of her writings, I very much enjoyed Liz Zelvin’s miniature addition to her wonderful “Death Will . . .” series, this one entitled “Death Will Fire Your Therapist,” in a tale reminiscent of an actual murder case in New York in recent years. All in all, the anthology makes for interesting short bursts of reading, and is recommended.