Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side
Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. An all-new mystery anthology edited, and featuring a new story -- set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe -- by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Charlaine Harris. — While vampires are well represented among the 20 selections, most notably... show more
Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. An all-new mystery anthology edited, and featuring a new story -- set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe -- by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Charlaine Harris. — While vampires are well represented among the 20 selections, most notably Parnell Hall's darkly humorous Death of a Vampire, bestseller Harris ensures that werewolves, ghosts, and magicians also get their due. Harley Jane Kozak does a superb job of integrating a ghost into a contemporary setting in Madeeda, in which an expectant mother is concerned over her two-year-old twins' visions of a bad witch. A phantom ship figures in Lou Kemp's In Memory of the Sibylline, a highly effective horror story set in the 19th century. Even Mike Hammer gets into X-Files mode in Max Allan Collins's and Mickey Spillane's Grave Matter, which successfully introduces a supernatural element into the case of a series of mysterious deaths in the ironically named town of Hopeful, N.Y.
Publish date: 06-04-2010
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
Series: Sookie Stackhouse .1 (#9)
This is what I've finished so far:"Grave Matter - A Mike Hammer Story" - Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane This was a fairly amusing story. Though there wasn't much of a point to me.
A collection of short stories by a variety of authors all with a paranormal and mystery twist, some better than others. First story is by Charlaine Harris herself, Dahlia Underground. A vampire wakes up in the ruins of a hotel and has to investigate why she was almost killed and makes friends in t...
Dahlia Underground by Charlaine Harris: ★★A vampire who felt nothing but contempt towards humans learns otherwise.Hixton by William Kent Krueger: ★★Five boys disappear without a trace..and pigs.. and sweets!Small Change by Margaret Maron: ★★★A girl tries to find out who's stealing from her father.Th...
Some good, some pretty meh stories.
Not a bad collection, but not the best one I've read. I liked about half the stories, found most of the rest just 'ok' and completely disliked one. Still, there are a few here that I'll probably re-read again in the future when I'm looking for a quick Supernatural fix.