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Deadly Anniversaries: A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction’s Top Authors

Reviewed by Allen Hott

This is a very interesting concept to writing a book on mysteries, etc. in short form. There are a total of nineteen short stories written by some of today’s top writers. And basically each story is centered about some type of anniversary. The writers include Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, and other notables.

“If You Want Something Done Right” tells of how a woman who wants out of her marriage pulls off various attempts but none work because he figures them out quickly. However he does become overly involved himself in how to protect himself and guess what? You got it right. Now read the story (and book)
to get the whole story. Sue Grafton put that one together and it is good.

“Ten Years On” is about an Indian nurse who is drawn to a dead soldier’s brother and it has a very strange ending.

Lee Child wrote “Normal In Every Way” that tells of a very slow thinking clerk who while working in police headquarters uses anniversary dates of various murders and ties them together in such a fashion as to help solve some crimes that have gone unsolved. Read the rest of this entry »

Inherit the Dead by Various Authors

Inherit the DeadReviewed by Allen Hott

A slightly different take on writing a novel. Inherit the Dead was written by twenty different authors. Each of the authors wrote one chapter and the introduction was written by Lee Child, another well-known author. Some of the writers include C.J. Box who is well known for his Joe Pickett series; Marcia Clark who besides being the prosecutor in the O J Simpson trial has written several books which have been optioned to television; and Mary Higgins Clark who is well known for her suspense novels plus some written with her daughter.

Perry Christo, a private investigator who was a NYPD homicide detective dismissed because of a corruption scandal, receives a phone call from a mother hunting her daughter. On calling on Julia Drusilla to take on the case he finds that she is in fact a very well to do older woman who lives in a penthouse on Park Avenue in New York City. Her financial standing was bestowed upon her by her parents, especially her father. Read the rest of this entry »