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Killers [Kindle Edition]

colin (editor) harvey
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Book Description

A lecturer, haunted by the ghost of his unborn brother…a man whose out-of-body experiences show him a terrifying secret behind closed doors…a nascent nine-year-old serial killer awaits the visit of her friends…an innocent-seeming woodland begins to bare its secrets… Eleven cross-genre thrillers; eleven short stories that show the killers that lurk in the strangest of places, from prize-winning authors Gary Fry, Jonathan Maberry, Paul Meloy, Lee Thomas, World Fantasy Award-winner Bruce Holland Rogers, and others.

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Eleven disparate tales that all feature the end or transformation of life ranging from the chic to the uncouth, from the sophisticated to the crude, from the abstract to the visceral-redolent with fictional possibilities. ~ The Fix

Product Details

  • File Size: 209 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1934041661
  • Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books (September 3, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I5BVUG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,591,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewing: "Killers" edited by Colin Harvey November 7, 2009
Mysteries come in many forms. Sometimes they are straight forward and easy to figure out as the author hits all the expected points one by one. Like dominoes, each plot or storyline point is hit in turn and they fall in a story by the numbers precision. Other times, not at all because the author weaves complexity and misdirection into the tale in such a way to keep the readers guessing all the way to the end.

Then there are those books that don't fit easily into categories while clearly containing some crime and mystery elements. Novels and stories that might be classified more in the horror, supernatural, fantasy, etc genres and yet also contain a few elements of crime and mystery. Tales and books that don't easily fit into the classifications created by libraries and book stores because the stories cross genres. Such is the case here with this intriguing and often disturbing anthology edited by Colin Harvey. If the stories in the "Killers" anthology share anything beyond the basic genre elements, they also frequently feature characters questioning their own sanity. Or not, as the book opens.

The very disturbing story titled "Doctor Nine" written by the multi Bram Stoker award winning author Jonathan Maberry begins the eleven story anthology. A very hard to describe story that features a child responding to a telepathic call to commit murder. This story powerfully sets the tone of what most will follow in the book.

"Dead Wood" by Sarah Singleton, also a winner of awards including the 2005 Children of the Night Award, comes next. Long ago someone once wrote of the woods being dark and deep. Chris has his own issues with sleep and these woods will slowly give up their secrets one by one.

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