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Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery Hardcover – July 21, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
George's all-original anthology showcases 18 stories by established women mystery writers and five by relative unknowns. While not every entry is a winner, the wide variety of styles and settings will please most mystery fans. Especially strong are Linda Barnes's Catch Your Death, a classic tale of love gone wrong told by an appealing narrator, and Stephanie Bond's satisfyingly twisty Bump in the Night. In Gold Fever, Dana Stabenow fits quick characterizations, an exotic locale (Alaska) and a tidy plot into a few pages. Marcia Talley's tightly written Can You Hear Me Now is modest in ambition—but who doesn't like to see a rude cellphone user get his comeuppance? Among the newcomers, Z. Kelley's Anything Helps is particularly notable for its charm. Other contributors include Carolyn Hart, Laura Lippman and S.J. Rozan. (Aug.)
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“George’s all-original anthology showcases 18 stories by established women mystery writers and five by relative unknowns. . . . The wide variety of styles and settings will please most mystery fans.” (Publishers Weekly)
“[A] worthwhile collection of short stories from female mystery writers....This anthology is a great way for mystery lovers to enjoy less time-consuming works from favorite authors and discover new ones.” (Library Journal)
“Wicked little stories from old hands and relative neophytes drawn from George’s writing classes. Don’t miss her own sly contribution.” (Seattle Times)
“Entertaining.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“This brilliant anthology of short stories by some of the most outstanding women now writing mysteries and crime fiction...is a truly glorious collection” (Globe and Mail (Toronto))
“Should satisfy every reader’s sleuth-tooth....A good way for fans of crime writing to discover new favorite authors.” (Bellingham Herald (WA))
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series of Tommy Lynley, and am awaiting her latest work. I found
this work to be page turning, the stories interesting for the most
part. Upon "Introducing", the last four stories, I feel, could have
been left out. I found them lacking in substance, and shall I say,
boring. Except for them, I would recommend this book highly.