I choose this book as one of those to read for my Winter Challenge, it belongs to the point of books with blue, light-blue or white covers. For me, crime stories are perfectly to be read during winter, because the sense of mystery and fear they evoke are similar to the cold sensation this season gives to us. I am so curious now about the other books written by the 12 writers I knew while reading their stories, and I want to find out new titles to read. Feb 25, Mehsi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This will just be a general review, I decided to just read and enjoy the book opposed to keep tracking of each story and their ratings.
This book is 12 stories full of mystery, murder, mayhem, poison, and much much more. The MCs in each stor This will just be a general review, I decided to just read and enjoy the book opposed to keep tracking of each story and their ratings. The MCs in each story are either male or female. The book is also separated in 4 parts. I think out of all of them the impossible rooms and the poison were my favourites. There were only 2 stories that I didn't like.
I don't mind if it is slightly obvious what the murder weapon, or whodunnit is, but this was beyond that, and I just want to scream at the characters all the time. The other one was one with very old English or street Old English which was terribly hard to read so I kind of gave up on that one because my head just started hurting too much.
A few stories were shorts from other series, especially one was a delight. I wouldn't mind another one of that one. I had great fun trying to find out the whodunnit, and the weapon of choice since it isn't always obvious from the start. D Review first posted at https: Mar 29, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: To my surprise, I was approved I'm not great at NetGalley books so I started within a 48 hours of approval. Can you solve the crimes before the detectives do?
Am going to keep this short as I don't want to go too in-depth as this is a collection of short mystery stories and I didn't make that many notes of these, but this feels perfect for middle-grade oh, how I dislike this term! No idea why but I do readers who enjoy reading mysteries. And as this is a collection of stories, this is a cool way for readers to discover new authors and series I believe three of these stories are connected to book series, published by Egmont and other publishers. However, as this is a collection of short stories, this is a mixed bag.
Some stories will grab your attention and others won't.
It will depend on you and your tastes - some stories will just click with you, while others won't. This sat in the middle of the road with me. Some of the stories just worked and I devoured, while others I just skimmed. But this is the nature of story collections. Apr 17, Maia Moore rated it really liked it. Some seemed to be stand alone stories while others were clearly characters from their novels.
As is always the case in short story collections, there were some I enjoyed more than others. The ones I enjoyed least were ones where I solved the mystery too quickly: I much prefer the ones that kept me guessing right until the end. This one was really intriguing and probably the most complex of the mysteries. Jul 10, Robyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Apple antitrust settlement A collection of almost completely wonderful stories, at a very good price. This popped up when I bought Woodfine's The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow , and since I enjoyed that so much I went ahead and got this one at the same time that I bought her sequel.
I would have picked it up anyway, though, due entirely to the inclusion of a new story by Frances Hardinge. She's wonderf Apple antitrust settlement A collection of almost completely wonderful stories, at a very good price. Overall this is an excellent selection of stories. One just wasn't my taste, and it was one of two that showed some weakness on the part of their authors in the short-story genre. It's not an easy translation, and their novels might be great. Because of this book I'll never read anything by Caroline Lawrence, because I cannot understand how someone who lived in California for so many years could get it so totally, insultingly, and even factually wrong.
From the very first sentence of her story she was incorrect. Setting that aside, I really enjoyed the collection, and will likely check out the novels of several of the included authors who were unfamiliar to me before. Dec 11, Ren rated it liked it. Once again I am rather disappointed by anthologies. I felt like the stories here were very uneven, some were "WOW!
Only The Wicked is the fourth in Gary Phillips ' Ivan Monk series, and when Monk's cousin Kennesaw Riles, a former baseball player, is murdered, has the PI leaving Los Angeles and heading to the Mississippi Delta for an investigation colored by blues music, eccentric characters, and the history of the Negro baseball leagues. I had great fun trying to find out the whodunnit, and the weapon of choice since it isn't always obvious from the start. Readers who enjoy Schatz's fast-paced Marshall Connors series will also want to be on the lookout for the first book in a new baseball-themed series from the author, Liars Ball. I was very keen to read this collection as I have been totally captivated by the recent publications by Woodfine and Stevens; enchanted by their stunning book covers, charmed by th This is a brilliant collection of mystery stories which are a perfect introduction to the explosion of fresh new voices writing detective fiction for young adults. Some are easier to solve than others, but all have a certain charm if not on their mysteriousness, in their characters or setting. It was lively, witty, modern and engaging.
I'll just list the ones that I liked best, there's a few that I didn't even finish. Emily and the Detectives by Susie Day — I liked the idea but it felt like there was more story than a compressed format allowed, it felt like the author was telling me a plot idea rather than a fully formed story. Characters were cute, though, including the hopeless adults. G Once again I am rather disappointed by anthologies. I'd read more of Quality Fruit's adventures. Urgh, that name though!
Safe-Keeping by Sally Nicholls — This one would have been good if it wasn't for the continuous use of "was" instead of "were", "that" instead of "them", and all that rot! I wanted to take my ebook and run a word replacement! Horrible, horrible stylistic choices. Loved her in Clockwork Sparrow and it was nice to read about her adventures at the theatre.
The Mystery of Room 12 by Robin Stevens — Maybe the best of the bunch, rather easy to guess for someone who's read all of Agatha Christie's books, but still. Delightful writing style, just overall fun. Feb 14, MinnieZee rated it really liked it. I really liked most of the storied but one or two of them were a little boring. May 10, Shelbycat rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a great collection of short detective and mystery stories written for youngsters. It would be a great introduction for a youngster who isn't sure whether they like these kind of stories.
There is a great selection here although I would have preferred if they weren't collected together in the book with similar stories one after the other. I found that this made the stories appear a little formulaic and slightly dull. I would have preferred if they had just been sprinkled throughout the bo This is a great collection of short detective and mystery stories written for youngsters. I would have preferred if they had just been sprinkled throughout the book randomly.
There were lots of different protagonists with some girls and some boys so this is suitable for both sexes. A lot of the stories are based in the past so they feel like very traditional mystery stories. Having said this is a collection for youngsters I have to say that I'm no spring chicken but I thoroughly enjoyed this collection and it has brought some new authors to my attention, so more books to buy!
You know it's a good collection when you have to stop after each story to add more books to your wishlist! Feb 23, Verity W rated it really liked it. There's a few new books on my to-read list because of this! A great mix of stories of mystery and mayhem for children. They are in turn mysterious and thought provoking.
The authors are unknown to me, but I would put them on a par with Agatha Christie albeit toned down for children. Adults will also enjoy these 12 stories.
Did You Solve The Crime Mystery Short Stories Volume 2 - Kindle edition by Tim Myers. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Did You Solve the Crime Mystery Short Stories Volume 1 - Kindle edition by Tim Myers. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Egmont Publishing via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review. Feb 07, Sara Eames rated it it was amazing. An excellent collection of short stories, some solvable and all readable. They cover a variety of different crimes, each with their own characters and all very different. A thoroughly good read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Dark Sips of Mystery Short Stories! Did You Solve The Crime? Pit your wits against the detective in these stories, and see if you can solve the case! Money Mysteries Short Stories! Murder Nine to Five Short Stories! Pet Mysteries Short Stories! This collection features Senior Sleuths. Turning The Tables Short Stories! Read on for their home-run recommendations. Troy Soos is the author of the Mickey Rawlings baseball mystery series centered on the exploits of a young baseball player in the early 20th century. The six-book series, which began with Murder at Fenway Park in , has just been re-released by Kensington Books.
Strike Three You're Dead by R. One of my favorite baseball mysteries is Richard D. What I liked about Rosen's book was that a solid mystery was at the heart of the novel. Sometimes when a book has a particular theme or setting the mystery takes a backseat to the atmosphere or period. Rosen included enough baseball for an interesting background while maintaining focus on the mystery. If I Never Get Back featured a real team and historical figures which is what I do with the Mickey Rawlings series , but Brock expanded the possibilities of the novel beyond that of most mysteries.
The short story collection represents quite a variety of approaches to a baseball-themed mystery, demonstrating that it is a rich subgenre. I'm also fond of the short story format in general, because the writing is usually so sharp and tight. Short story fans looking for more baseball tales will also want to check out Murderers' Row: Orginal Baseball Stories, Vol. A former baseball blogger and freelance sportswriter herself, Estes currently lives in Illinois with her husband and cat. Author Troy Soos' Mickey Rawlings baseball mystery novels are a personal favorite.
The series originally debuted in the '90s, but was just released by Kensington Books in a reprint and ebook. Set in the era of early 20th-century baseball, the series is timeless fun for baseball fans. Alison Gordon, one of Canada's first female sportswriters, penned the Kate Henry mystery series, which like mine, follows a female sportswriter dipping her heels into amateur sleuthing. My friends call me Kate. I am a baseball writer by trade I'm good at my job, to the active disappointment of some of my male colleagues, who have been waiting for me to fall on my face since the day I walked into my first spring training.
I am also the only woman on the team plane who doesn't serve drinks. Deadball , 7th Inning Death , and Rally Killer. Readers who enjoy Schatz's fast-paced Marshall Connors series will also want to be on the lookout for the first book in a new baseball-themed series from the author, Liars Ball. Ballpark Mysteries by David A, Kelly.