If you are into detective, crime and mystery books this volume is for you. This fantastic book is a unique anthology of some of the most well-known fictional characters in the crime fiction fields. It is ride through a fantasy world where some of the most popular crime fighters end up meeting and working with each other on a case. If you can imagine Mickie Spillane’s Mike Hammer working together on a case with Ian Fleming’s James Bond than you will love this anthology. By the way I only mentioned Mike Hammer and James Bond as an example as they are not part of this anthology.
This wonderful 407 page paperback is organized into eleven short stories with two popular writers working together creating a story where their own two characters wind up meeting each other on a case. The stories include: Red eye, in the nick of time, gas lighted. The laughing Buddha, surfing the panther, Rhymes with prey, infernal light, pit stop, silent hunt, the devil’s bones, good and valuable consideration. What makes this book such an enjoyable read is a combination of superb writing talent and their unique individualistic characters. This anthology is written by writers who know how to weave their incredible stories into a page turning adventure for their readers.
This brief review cannot do justice to this book because there are so many talented writers who contributed to this volume. That is why I did not explore in detail every story and character in this review.
If you love detective and mystery stories that are written by some of the most popular and talented mystery writers today this book is for you. Personally, I loved this book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical principles of the most effective combative systems.).