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Love, Murder, Etc.

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Kathleen Valentine's stories are like scrimshaw pieces, encompassing a wealth of detail within a small space. We learn everything about her characters in tales whose compact composition never diminishes their vividness, depth and sensitivity.

From the first few lines of "Sailor's Valentine," the reader is drawn into an intriguing and moving story of two loners, one with a
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Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by Parlez-Moi Press
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Gerd
Jun 24, 2011 Gerd rated it liked it
A though collection to rate fair.
In all honesty I thought all the stories to be lacking in one direction or other, there’s not one among them I could pick out and call great as short stories go. The opening story, Sailor’s Valentine, for example is all over the place, trying to tick as many Romance trope boxes in as short an amount of time as possible, or so it felt to me. Love, passion, murder- it has everything but focus. The next following Mermaid’s Shawl has a wonderful romantic core idea bu
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Naomi
Jun 08, 2011 Naomi rated it liked it
Kathleen Valentine’s book Love, Murder, Etc. is a perfect example of why I am not a fan of short stories. I have read both of Ms. Valentine’s other books, Each Angel Burns and The Old Mermaid’s Tale and was sucked into both stories from page one! This book was no exception. The only problem with this book is that the stories moved to quickly to savor the full breadth of each of the character’s development, which is Ms. Valentine’s forte. Although, I wouldn’t not recommend reading this book, I wo ...more
Wendy T
Oct 12, 2011 Wendy T rated it liked it
I have a hard time reading short stories, because it seems that they are just starting to get interesting and they are done. I enjoyed these short stories.
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Sisterhood of the...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Love, Murder, Etc., by Kathleen Valentine 1 6 Jan 14, 2013 05:57PM  
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Kathleen Valentine is the author of the coming-of-age novel, "The Old Mermaid's Tale," and two novels of romantic suspense, "Depraved Heart" and "Each Angel Burns." She has also written several novelettes of psychological horror including the best sellers "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic" and "Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter." Her latest work is a novel in stories, "The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall ...more
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