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Praise for An Apple for the Creature
 
“Fresh, inventive, and downright entertaining.”—Monsters and Critics

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy/mystery series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood), the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring lightning-struck corpse locator Harper Connelly, and other acclaimed novels.
 
Toni L. P. Kelner writes the Family Skeleton Mysteries as Leigh Perry and, under her own name, is the author of the “Where Are They Now?” Mysteries and the Laura Fleming series. She has won an Agatha Award and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been nominated multiple times for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer awards.

Together, they edited the bestselling anthologies An Apple for the Creature, Death's Excellent Vacation, Home Improvement: Undead Edition, and Wolfsbane and Mistletoe.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; 1st edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425256871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425256879
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rover on April 3, 2014
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This was a fun book for the most part. While some of the stories qualified as "spooky," and many were bloody, only one of them stuck sideways in my head as actually horrible. And I don't mean "horrible" as in badly written, but as in a "that's gonna haunt me for a while" horror story. To give you some quick content previews:

"Hide and Shriek" by Adam-Troy Castro was my favorite. This short story told the tale of three Elder Gods being so bored that they decided to play hide-and-seek among the many worlds where apes were evolved enough to communicate. The various descriptions of both the squabbling gods and the adventuresome (or not) humans were fun, and the twist at the end was a good joke.

"False Knight on the Road" by Mercedes Lackey told the story about a bootlegger racing the Devil on the mountain. The story was either kinda fun and kinda random, or really funny, depending on whether you have read her SerratedEdge stories.

"The Case of the Haunted Safeway" by Scott Sigler was interesting, and the fact-foundation to the fantasy gave it more weight and a lot more context against current events. I liked the idea of it, and I liked the conclusion. But it felt a little heavy as compared to its neighbors. It's also the one that I'll be thinking about for a while yet.

I picked up this book to support authors I like, especially Harris and McGuire. I recommend it to people who enjoy the supernatural, sports, and the collisions of the two. But not to people who have any nightmares about falling through thin ice or being messily slaughtered on hiking trips.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Davie on October 30, 2014
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An anthology of 15 short stories revolving around the theme of games — and there’s some mighty fine stretching in here! There are also some mighty fine authors who are new to me in here as well. That TBR of my looks to be fallin’ over…aiyeeee…

Series:
Charlaine Harris - "In the Blue Hereafter" (Sookie Stackhouse, 13.xx and Harper Connelly, xx.5)
Mercedes Lackey - "False Knight on the Road" (SERRAted Edge, xx.5)
Seanan McGuire - "Jammed" (Incryptid, 2.3)
Toni L.P. Kelner - "Bell, Book, and Candlepin" (Allaway Kith, 2)

The Stories
Charlaine Harris’ "In the Blue Hereafter" finds a confused Manfredo Bernardo set a task by his dead psychic grandmother to go to Bon Temps for a softball game. She never has told him outright what he’s expected to accomplish, so it’s a game of guess as Manfred tries to figure it out. A game that’s helped when he meets the enigmatic Sookie Stackhouse.

William Kent Krueger’s "Hide and Seek" was nasty…just nasty as he leads you up the garden path with subtle hints about the truth behind the game of hide-and-seek. It’s a truth you don’t want to acknowledge with an ending that will horrify you.

Krueger left me in a bit of a limbo with that comment Cameron makes that’s almost as horrifying as the buyers at the end.

Jan Burke’s "Stepping into the Dead Zone" is a tale about military kids and bullies and the rules of fitting into a new school. It’s practical advice mixed up with a confusing tale of changelings and children who go missing.

Joe R. Lansdale’s "Dead on the Bones" is a sad Southern tale of betrayal and using the dead for amusement.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By casey4 on May 31, 2014
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I was definitely not disappointed in the latest collection of paranormal short stories edited by Harris & Kelner. The theme for this collection is sports & the paranormal, and yet again they brought most creative authors together, in a really unique collection. Occasionally their picks will feature authors doing short stories about their series' characters, which can lose a little something when the back story & character development is not apparent. This was not the case here; although I was not familiar with one or two authors' series the stories seemed to stand alone. There was only one story that I felt was a little lacking, but taken as a whole, it was an entertaining collection I am pleased to recommend to others.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Diane from the Adirondacks on April 5, 2014
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Kept me thoroughly entertained. Great variety of stories. I wasn't keen on the subject at first, but this is not about your typical sports or your typical players.
Found some new writers, can't wait to read their works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Treasure Hunt on June 11, 2014
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Find new authors you'll love and read new stories from you current favorites. Charlaine Harris has brought together another collection of wonderful stories to enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Cubero on May 17, 2014
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I started reading it but...yeah, the stories aren't that great. So I just read the book when I was on my exercise bike, stretching the reading time out to 2 weeks. I finished last night and I can honestly say that I don't remember a single story in the book, it was that unremarkable. Ok, wait, the grocery store one was kinda cute but...kinda juvenile too. I didn't walk away with any new authors to go look up to read more of their work. I'd skip this one, if I could do it over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marlys Ford on June 18, 2014
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The first story in the anthology was interesting and two or three more stories held my interest - - but I was somewhat disappointed - - - and I thought I really liked this stuff! I'm giving my book to my daughter - - and I'll be interested in HER comments!
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