- File Size: 389 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Compendium Press (February 9, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 9, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MYH0MG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
JAMES SCOTT BELL is a bestselling and award winning suspense writer, and one of the top writing coaches in the country. He writes in both the traditional and indie publishing realms. Writing as K. Bennett, he is the author of the Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law series, which begins with PAY ME IN FLESH. In 2012 he became the first writer to have a self published work nominated for the prestigious International Thriller Writers Award (for the novella ONE MORE LIE). He was the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written four popular books for the Writers Digest line: Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense. Jim taught novel writing at Pepperdine University and continues to teach at numerous writers conferences in the United States, Canada, London, Australia, and New Zealand. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He lives and writes in L.A. He blogs weekly at Kill Zone -- www.killzoneauthors.blogspot.com
Top Customer Reviews
Back to the book: I killed my sleep pattern on the first night. I read the first two stories in one sitting. The next ones, I finished up the next morning. The writing is crisp, fun, and the stories keep you "flipping" the pages.
I've had a lot of suspicions with eBooks that are self-published. I've bought two in the past and honestly, couldn't get passed the first five pages-- Mistakes, poor dialogue, flat characters, no story!
Then I got this. Granted, James is no amateur, so I knew I'd get a great story. But what I got was the rebirth of an old genre. I can see how great authors, who want to write short stories, now have a very viable medium. If you like solid stories, told by a great story teller, then this book will do the trick.
I highly recommend it, and look forward to future releases. Now, if only more established writers did this, then the eBook business could see a new spike in sales and confidence.
The stories were darker. They left me feeling a bit uncomfortable. Most of them ended with the Twilight Zone-esque cliffhangers that make you think. So if you are a fan of closure and happy endings, you won't find that here. But these are interesting stories about people being people, succumbing to greed, lust, power, and pride. They'll make you think, that's for sure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the diverse mysteries. They were well written with unexpected endings. I enjoy reading this author's books. A great new direction for him in my opinion.Published 3 months ago by rhonda moreau
Although I have enjoyed reading James Scott Bell's works on the writing craft, I was left a little disappointed with this collection. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mikhail Campbell
A very entertaining set of short stories, ending with a really funny one about a man who mis-read a letter s for the letter f.Published 4 months ago by Vaughn Hopkins
While I can understand how any jury could have convicted Marti, James did an excellent job of creating the characters in the story. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donald W Kiesel
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This s book is not my cup of tea. I made a mistake in buying it.
First story kinda ended thought there should have been more. Others turned out unexpectedly kept you interested. Great writer love your books!Published 6 months ago by M.D.
I guess I was hoping for more in thest short stories. Not terribly bad but sure not greast either.Published 7 months ago by mike69101
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