- File Size: 162 KB
- Print Length: 66 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Winterlong; 1 edition (February 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00787YQTE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #1956 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Noir
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- #50074 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
The Misfortune Teller: Three Stories of Crime Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
His short story 'A Living' was shortlisted for the Quick Reads Get Britain Reading award, and published in the Sun Book of Short Stories. His crime and mystery stories have appeared in Scribble magazine, First Edition and Thrillers, Killers and Chillers. He also writes screenplays and comic books.
Halfway to Hell is Gavin Bell's first novel: a neo-noir action thriller and the first in a series starring Johnny Park. Johnny isn't your run-of-the-mill thriller hero, in fact he isn't exactly a hero. He isn't exactly one of the bad guys, either. By his own estimation, he's just bad enough.
Top Customer Reviews
Each of the three stories, "The Room," "It's Not You, It's Me," and "The Misfortune Teller," were well written and well structured. They each make fine use of the short story form. The most memorable story of the three for me, "The Room," plays off of both chance encounters and carefully engineered ones. The main character, who goes by "Jack," finds himself drawn into very dangerous relationships with others. There was something about this story and its voyeurism -- as well as Jack's broken leg -- that reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (which was based on a short story, itself). It is kind of a 21st century "Rear Window," where the peeking into others' lives takes place not through a back window but through a computer screen, and one in which the girlfriend is *not* Lisa. Even the very end of the story reflects aspects of "Rear Window." It was cleverly done.
"It's not you, it's me" is another story of a chance encounter and in this one, the main character is more lucky than unlucky. I think that although this story wasn't perhaps as memorable as the first one, it was the one I liked the best.
"The Misfortune Teller" I liked least of the three. Perhaps it was its more macho tone, its noir-ish feel, or the presence of random otherworldly elements. It was still a finely constructed story; I simply didn't enjoy it as much as the others. Your mileage may vary, as they say!
One of the things that really struck me about each of these stories was how well-crafted the ending of each was.Read more ›
Didn't bother with the other 2 stories...
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