Stormi's Review: Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves by Various Authors
PUBLISHER: Reed Press
AUTHORS: Don Bapst, David Beeler, Shawn D. Brink, Dori Ann Dupre, Gabriel DiDomenico, Dane G. Kroll, Ethel Lung, Casey Mensing, Suzanne Crain Miller, Samuel W. Reed, Katherine Tomlinson, Will Wallace & Nicholas Zemin, with illustrations by Jared Sloger
RELEASED: January 25, 2020
GENRE: Short Story, Anthology
LENGTH: 267 pages
FORMAT: eBook, Paperback
Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves is a unique collection of short stories celebrating the distinctive styles of thirteen emergent independent authors from across the United States, as they reinterpret and reimagine the concept of crime using their personal artistic voice. From doctors with a taste for the macabre to cat burglars who would rather give than take, this collection offers something tasty for everyone.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
I have had the pleasure over the years to read many short story collections. I have read none quite like this, though. This was not a set written by just one author but was written by many. This, in itself, makes this book unique.
When I began to read this book, I did not know what to expect. I enjoyed each story, and each story was very well written. You can pick out different writing styles. Each story was unique and a bit strange, which is okay, based on the title and all...haha.
I had one story in particular that hit home for me, and it was The Win By Dori Ann Dupré. My father has cancer, and so maybe that is why? I do not know, but this story hit me. Maybe because while it had an unexpected ending, to me anyway, it still made perfect sense.
Overall, this book was a great collection of short stories. I was introduced to many new authors. If you like books that are not the usual, happy go lucky type, then this is for you. It had me hooked from page 1.