Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (2016) Anthology by Donna Andrews; Barb Goffman; Marcia Talley (ed. Sun77)
English | 2016 |Mystery & Thriller| ePUB | 3.1 MB
A good short story is like a wallopingly successful joke. Get in quick, set it up, make the reader care, give it a twist, leave ’em satisfied: smiling or crying or surprised. Or all three.
But there’s a skill to it, a talent. It’s not like writing a novel, but shorter. Ask any savvy author. It’s tough to snag the reader’s imagination in an instant, hang onto it, and then go for the unexpected.
So now the diabolical sisters of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime have raised the stakes: not only asking their astute members to offer up a gem of a short story, but to add a degree of difficulty. It has to be about the weather.
Includes the following 15 stories:
CABIN FEVER—Timothy Bentler-Jungr
THE KNITTER—Robin Templeton
THE HISS OF DEATH—Lauren R. Silberman
FROZEN ASSETS—KM Rockwood
THE STORM IN THE TEACUP—Linda Ensign
STORMY, WITH A CHANCE OF MURDER—Alan Orloff
THE LAST CAVING TRIP—Donna Andrews
INNER WEATHER—Carla Coupe
SHELTER FROM THE STORM—Shaun Taylor Bevins
THE SECOND STORM—Marianne Wilski Strong
THE HOUSE ON SHILOH STREET—Adam Meyer
STEPMONSTER—Barb Goffman THE GARDENER—Kim Kash
PARALLEL PLAY—Art Taylor