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3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  220 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
USA Today bestselling author Jan Burke delivers chills, suspense, shockers, and sharp wit in eighteen works of short fiction sure to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike. This positively addictive anthology is full of surprises -- a patchwork of settings and characters not soon forgotten, and mysterious twists and revelations not quickly shaken!
Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Pocket Books (first published 2002)
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
The quality of the stories in this collection varies greatly. It's sort of an odd conglomeration of stories she wrote at various times in her career. However, this was the first Jan Burke writing I'd read, and it interested me enough to try one of her novels, which I liked better than this collection.
Shannon Hollinger
Jan 04, 2016 Shannon Hollinger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
I LOVED this book! Great for mystery lovers of all kinds and especially great for writers. An excellent example of a n award winning writer with versatility. One of my favorite books I read this year!
Jul 28, 2016 Debbie rated it liked it
I am not a big fan of short stories but Jan is an excellent writer.
Feb 14, 2016 Dawn rated it liked it
I really love Jan Burke's novels, so any additional Jan Burke writing was appreciated, especially with favorite characters Irene, Frank, and Ben. The eighteen short stories all loosely are mysteries, but run from ghost stories to murders. One of my favorite authors, though I'd recommend her other works over this. I'd read again.
Jul 25, 2009 Marisella rated it it was amazing
These 18 short stories run the gamut from murder mystery to eerie recollections. The characters are engaging and as well fleshed as any short story character can be. Her writing is concise, and beautiful in many ways. I really ejoyed all of these stories.
Gevera Bert
Oct 06, 2011 Gevera Bert rated it liked it
This is a collection of mostly mystery-themed short stories. They all seemed very similar, especially since the author is fond of only hinting at the resolution to the mystery and leaving the reader to actually try to figure it out.
Joyce McKune
Sep 16, 2011 Joyce McKune rated it liked it
Eighteen short stories. Some could have been expanded into novels. I especially liked the Regency period settings and those with the familiar characters, Frank, Irene & Ben.
Feb 01, 2009 Jan rated it it was amazing
One of the best short story collections ever! Each and every story was a total winner!
Oct 23, 2013 Edie rated it it was amazing
Really good and best of all I stumbled into another wonderful storyteller!
May 16, 2010 Eileen rated it really liked it
An excellent book of short mystery stories.
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