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Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
"Fish Tales, The Guppy Anthology, casts a wide net across the mystery genre, delivering thrills, chills, and gills. This water-themed collection features locked room puzzles, police procedurals, cozy characters and hardboiled detectives. With a pool of motivations ranging from greed and revenge to loyalty and justice, these stories will lure you in with killer hooks and fi ...more
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published (first published March 23rd 2011)
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Gwen Mayo
Apr 03, 2011 Gwen Mayo rated it it was amazing
The Sisters in Crime GUPPY Chapter has come up with a winning recipe for mystery and intrigue. The twenty-two stories that make up Fish Tales are a tasty blend of flavors and writing styles. The anthology is well-written and has enough variety to suit any mystery reader. I look forward to seeing more from these new voices in mystery fiction.

While the collection as a whole is very good, there are some stories that were so delightful or delightfully evil that they merit individual recognition. My
Sep 14, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok
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This book makes for quite an interesting read. There are several different subgenres that all find their way into this mystery anthology, meaning that it never gets too stale. The problem that I have with this book lies in the fact that most stories felt too rush at the end. There would be a huge setup and then an ending that took up a paragraph, which can work in certain cases, but it isn't all that good when almost every story follows this format. That said, the book is fun to read and there s ...more
Norma Huss
Jun 13, 2011 Norma Huss rated it really liked it
A variety of good short stories, something to appeal to every taste.
Sep 08, 2011 Betsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fun collection of 22 stories all share a common thread of water and/or fish. The way authors work in that theme and comes up with a totally unique story showcases their imaginations very well.

There's too many stories to review them all, but I'll mention some I particularly enjoyed.

Note: In reviewing I ignored my occasional urge to take out a red pencil. This is a "Guppy", or the "Great Unpublished", Anthology, so many of the authors haven't been in print before. I'm not going to nitpicked
Judy Sheluk
Jan 14, 2017 Judy Sheluk rated it really liked it
As the first anthology of the Sisters in Crime Guppies, it was interesting to find so many now-published authors in this collection: Gigi Pandian, Annette Dashofy, Krista Davis, and Kaye George to name just four. A solid collection, my favourites were THE PROFESSOR'S BOOKS by Gloria Alden and AMAZING GRACE by Betsy Bitner. If you love short crime fiction, this is a collection to consider adding to your library.
Aug 13, 2012 Jenni rated it really liked it
Each story is written by a member of Sisters in Crime, Guppies (Great Unpublished) Internet Chapter. There are some great little gems. All of the stories held my attention and kept me reading to the end. There were a lot of really good twists. I really enjoyed them. :)
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Nice stories. I enjoyed them all.
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