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I have read every book Ms. Tyley has written and her amazing talent makes it difficult for me to guess who the perp. is. A lot of guessing on my part and I have guessed wrong in everything Vicki has written.
I thought for sure and said "Ah ha, how difficult can it be to finally guess the correct perp. in a short story." Well with Vicki's awesome talent, she once again has proven me wrong at who the pert. was. I guess she can now say " Ah ha, fooled you again Alice" :>)
What a great short story Ms. Tyley !!
I recommend Two Birds (A Short Mystery) by Vicki Tyley and I will gift this book to other Kindle friends.
I definitely recommend this story to anyone looking for a good short mystery to read while at the beach (like I was) or anywhere. It's short enough to read in one sitting but will stay with you for the rest of the day.
I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Vicki Tyley's Two Birds, which is available for Kindle, is just exactly the sort of short story that would have been published in AHMM or EQMM in their heyday (or still, for that matter; both those magazines remain on the newsstands). Of necessity, a short crime story with a whodunit element is light on setting and texture because of space considerations; it might have an almost geometric quality, and so it is with Two Birds. It might take place anywhere.
But Vicki Tyley is a New Zealander transplanted to Australia, and since I have always been very attracted to Australia, I am curious to take a look at her full-length novels (five so far) for their local flavor. Mysteries with a strong sense of place are self-recommending for me.
The element of Two Birds that grabbed my attention was the psychology of the protagonist, Daniel Abbey, from whose POV the story is told. The thoughts of a married womanizer who suffers no apparent guilt or even particular concern over his habits is fascinating to me. "Don Draper!" you immediately think, but I ask you, do we ever really get Don from the inside? I haven't seen Mad Men all the way to its conclusion yet, but in the four seasons I have watched, I haven't developed a sense of how Don really thinks about what he does. He remains somewhat opaque (but still fascinating, of course).
Daniel Abbey is a little different story, because we are given access to his mental processes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two birds is a short story that would have made a great novel. It's obvious the author has the skills to expand it.Published 7 months ago by Steve Liddick
This was an interesting story of how someone gets aways with murder.
The protagnist gets away with mirder and removes his hurdles out of the way. Read more
Fun to read, I enjoy reading Australian authors. I wonder if perhaps the next chapter could be his visit to the bar interrupted by another visit from the boys in blue. Read morePublished 14 months ago by A Forest Fan
Ostensibly, the mystery in Vicki Tyley's "Two Birds" is a whodunnit... namely who killed the suburban housewife who wound up with a knife in her chest? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Silver Screen Videos
This was a well-written and interesting piece of flash fiction with good character development and plot design. I enjoyed it thoroughly.Published 15 months ago by Eve B
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