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ISTORIA BOOKS PRESENTS:

LUNCH READS: TWO SHORT MYSTERY STORIES FOR ONLY 99 CENTS

VOLUME 1
In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay ™), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic tu...more
ebook, 56 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by Istoria Books
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Darlene
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book, "The Very Old Man", is sold in Kindle format together with another short story which I did not review.

This is a very spooky bedtime story!

Denise, the protagonist, is the mother of a nine-month old girl named Bethany. She is a little over-protective of her daughter and, in this case, she might have good reason!

Strange things begin to happen following the encounter with the old man: The baby has a few accidents and un...more
Jeannie Walker
The Very Old Man: The old man had pale Gray hair, missing teeth, wrinkled skin and it didn't seem possible for anybody to look older and still be alive. Was he a harmless old man or something else? You just have to read the strange things that happen in this scary, and skillfully crafted story.

Escape From Southern Point by Libby Sternberg
This is an intriguing short story and could actually happen and may have happened in real life. Having grown up in a small town myself I can understand why the...more
Sandy Wolters
The Very Old Man by Jenny Milchman
WOW! I want more! I want more! I want more! This story will have every mother on the edge of her seat and giving her husband a sideways look. This is the first short story I have read in years and I enjoyed it tremendously. I am so intrigued. I'm not sure if what Denise was feeling was real or not. I want to know more about her marriage. Please, please think about making this into a novel. I would read it in a heartbeat.

Escape From Southern Point by Libby Ster...more
Laurie Carlson
I was given a book to read, called "Lunchreads", Volume 1, by Jenny Milchman, the author, which has two short stories in it, by two separate authors, one of them being this author, JennyMilchman, who is the author who asked me to review 'her' story, "The Very Old Man".
I found this story to be very intriguing and suspenseful. It is about a mother, Denise, with her nine month old baby girl, Bethie, were shopping in the grocery store when they met a very old, cold, shivery man. This very old man g...more
Debbi Mack
This ebook is a fine example of the shorter offerings in the Kindle Store on Amazon these days. However, not only that, but it marks the beginning of what looks to be a highly promising career for one new author.

The first story in this book, "The Very Old Man," is by Jenny Milchman in her publishing debut. Basically, a chance encounter at the grocery store between a young mother and a mysterious, raggedy old man who gives her baby a dirty old coin seems to set off an odd and increasingly disquie...more
E.B. Loan
I loved this book. Short, sweet, great read!
This is a shortened version of my review. For the full review, go here:

Elsie Loves Fiction

Wow! These ladies are really overachievers! Both stories earned solid A's. I gave The Very Old Man, By Jenny Milchman an A+. The story has an intense suspense level that's tough to build in a short. Ms. Milchman created the edge of your seat thriller, and it is perfect. I loved it. In fact, I wish I'd written it. Drat!
Escape From Southern Point, by Libby Sternberg...more
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Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer from the Hudson River Valley of New York State. Her debut novel, COVER OF SNOW, was published by Ballantine/Random House in January 2013 and her follow up novel, RUIN FALLS, will be published in April 2014.

Her short story 'The Closet' was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2012, and another short story, 'The Very Old Man', will be published in EQMM t...more
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