Anne Perry: Odd Partners

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But close Total stereotypes never ever core a good short story regardless IMHO They never have and they never will Not since Aesop s Fables anywayFor the names of inclusion listed this is poor Short stories are a hard row to hoe This needs a plow My Rating 45 StarsOdd Partners is a very well done anthology that comprises of very short stories by 19 prominent authors This read was edited by Anne Perry The list of authors were culled rom the Mystery Writers of America Listed in alphabetical order they are Ace Atkins Allison Brennan Shelley Costa Jeffery Deaver Robert Dugoni William Frank Georgia Jeffries Lou Kemp William Kent Krueger Joe R Lansdale Lisa Morton Claire Ortalda Anne Perry Adele Polomski Stephen Ross Mark Thielman Charles Todd Jacueline Winspear Amanda WittI thoroughly enjoyed the stories It took only a moment to accept the uick revolution of each one as it was told Having only read Anne Perry previously although some of the other names are certainly well known it was a wonderful way to be introduced to I had this one or our stars but then editor Perry ended it with a preposterous tale by Jeffery Deaver You have to end a book of shorts on a high note And there were plenty of good ones here including winners by Amanda Witt Allison Brennan Adele Polomski and of course Anne Perry 35 stars Thanks K Closer to 35 stars Interesting short mysteries Mrs. Piggle-Wiggles Farm from a plethora of authors Most were clever and I did enjoy them but the one on the Dogtective Agency was too silly but I persisted I couldn t eveninish Songbird Blues. A woods try to protect their land How To Be A Domestic Goddess from a brash billionaireFeaturing work by New York Times bestselling authors Edgar Award winners and up and coming members of the Mystery Writers of America these tales ofriends enemies and pairs who lie somewhere in the middle will satisfy every type of mystery reader With each author's signature brand of suspense these stories give new meaning to the word teamworkFeaturing stories by Ace Atkins Allison Brennan Shelley Costa Jeffery Deaver Robert Dugoni William Frank Georgia Jeffries Lou Kemp William Kent Krueger Joe R Lansdale Lisa Morton Claire Ortalda Anne Perry Adele Polomski Stephen Ross Mark Thielman Charles Todd Jacueline Winspear Amanda Wi.

Uction by Anne Perry003 Reconcilation by Anne Perry021 The Nature of the Beast by William Kent Krueger035 Sad onions a Hap and Leonard Story by Joe R Lansdale054 The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance by Jacueline Winspear078 Glock Paper Scissors by Shelley Costa086 Blood Money an Inspector Rutledge story by Charles Todd101 The Violins Played Before Junshan by Lou Kemp120 Whatever Happened to Lorna Winters by Lisa Morton137 Oglethorpe s Camera by Claire Ortalda154 The Last Game by Robert Dugoni169 NO 11 SUATTER by Adele Polomski181 A Cold Spell by Mark Thielman201 What Would Nora Do by Georgia Jeffries214 Hector s Bees by Amanda Witt233 Georgia in the Wind by William Frank250 From Four Till Late A Nick Travers Story by Ace Atkins267 Bite Out of Crime by Allison Brennan297 Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross317 Security by Jeffery Deaver351 Credits Not Velvet Moon (Annwyn Chronicles, for me Many of these stories were either a literary type of social or politico bent lecturing or just plain duds Iind it supremely ironic that the editor of this book has a terrible and horrific crime in her past and now in age tends to the preachy know better in her particular likes and affinity to profligate But I just thought the majority of these stories were poor on top of it Do not recommendI especially disliked William Kent Krueger s lecture Another wonderful and talented author who has tended immensely now to Kine (The Kine Saga, fall down the rabbit hole of politico green as he preaches his new religion delusion in the last 5 years Similar but not as uirky in his hate as Stephen King. Ikely duos who joinorces sometimes unwillingly to solve beguiling whodunitsFrom Perry's own entry in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to The History of Dark Corner Campbell County, Ga find a missing soldier during World War I to a psychological tale of an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist hisellow passengers to help him remember to a historical mystery about a misguided witch hunt and the unlikely couple that brings it down each story deals in the wonderful complexities of human interactions And not just human interactions Honey bees avenge the death of their beekeeper a wandering cat brings home clues to a murder and a gray wolf and a Q-Squared flyisherman in the Minnesot.

All New StoriesTruth in reviewing here I was intrigued by the title Odd Partners An Anthology by Anne Perry and by the 천년구미호 [Cheonnyeon Kumiho] fact that the book contained a new Hap and Leonard short story by Joe R Lansdale Some of the other authors had semi recognizable names however were not authors I generally read orollowed This can either be a good thing or an at your own risk kind of thing Out of the nineteen authors showcased in this anthology it saddens me to report that over all I lost that betThat this is an anthology Coots from the Mystery Writers of America to me bodes ill of the state of the mystery I enjoyed reading onlyour or ive of the stories presented here Some of the others were just lat out poorly written What stood out most False Witness favorably were Lisa Morton s story Whatever Happened to Lorna Winters and Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross and perhaps a couple A word about the Lansdale story Sad Onions I usually truly enjoy most everything he produces However here I have a bone of contention to pick The story reads like a warm up exercise to his current novel The Elephant of Surprise or a blatant advertisementor that book The man rarely lets me downPerhaps I am not the audience Pandaimonion for this anthology I also do not believe Ms Perry chose any of these stories She likely sold her name to the publisheror use to increase sales of the bookAn overall let down of a book with so much else out there to choose Testimony of Clinton Edward Jencks from I chose poorly and spoiler there wereew Odd Partners There were no new authors presented here that I plan to pursue Contentsvii Introd. Unlikely pairs join Ultimate Playstation Cheats and Codes - Essential for PS2, PSP and PS3 Gamers forces to crack a slew of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perryeaturing original stories by Jacueline Winspear Jeffery Deaver Allison Brennan Charles Todd and many including Perry herselfThroughout the annals of iction there have been many celebrated detective teams Sherlock Holmes and John Watson Nick and Nora Charles Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings Thomas and Charlotte Pitt That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry who as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America has enlisted some of today's best mystery writers to craft all new stories about unl.

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