Friday, 7 November 2014
CRIME SHORT STORY COMPENDIUM REVIEW: Death Sentences - Ed. Otto Penzler
Release Date: 09/10/14
Publisher: Head of Zeus
'What treats you have in store!' IAN RANKIN. Sigmund Freud deals with an unwelcome visitor; Columbo confronts a murderous bookseller; a Mexican cartel kingpin with a fatal weakness for rare books; deadly secrets deep in the London Library: who knew literature could be so lethal? Here are 15 short stories to die for from the world's best crime writers. With an introduction from Ian Rankin, DEATH SENTENCES includes original, specially commissioned stories about deadly books from Jeffrey Deaver, Andrew Taylor, Laura Lippman, C.J. Box, Anne Perry, Ken Bruen, Thomas H. Cook, Micky Spillaine & Max Adam Collins, Nelson DeMille and John Connolly.
As a reader who loves to spend time enjoying a good crime story it can sometimes be really frustrating when you’re trying to enjoy a tale and keep an eye on the facts as they’re laid out and you have to take a break to either get back to work or to put the title down so that you can make your stop.
Here, Otto, once again brings together a whole host of cracking tales, by top notch authors allowing readers to have something that will give them that crime hit on a break or a journey without having to take any stops. In addition to this for me, this is also a great opportunity to read authors who you may of heard of but worried about the financial outlay in order to get the maximum pleasure for your money. All round a great offering and one that really will be cracking for Crime Fans in the UK as well as becoming a top notch gift for Christmas this year.