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by Barbra Annino (Goodreads Author), Regan Black (Goodreads Author), Luisa Buehler, Rebecca Cantrell (Goodreads Author), Gayle Carline (Goodreads Author), Norm Cowie (Goodreads Author), Evelyn David (Goodreads Author), Robert Goldsborough (Goodreads Author) , more…Margot Justes (Goodreads Author), J.A. Konrath (Goodreads Author), Henry Pérez, Tom Schreck (Goodreads Author), Amy Alessio (Goodreads Author) , Susan Gibberman, Susan Muira …less
During 2007, 814,967 missing person records were entered into the National Crime Information Center's Database. In 2009, a mysterious gathering of authors present MISSING. Proceeds from all sales of this book will benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Echelon Press Publishing
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This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genre's. There is mystery, romance, historical and science fiction. With that kind of mixed bag it is to be expected that I didn't like all the stories. I thought the Science Fiction was mostly stupid and the romance and the historical didn't have enough time to truly develop so seemed to end very abruptly (also a hazard of the short story). Still, there were several stories that were very well done and I enjoyed them.
A collection with a great kick-off theme, comprised of stories of wildly varying craft. Susan Muira, JA Konrath/Henry Perez, and Mary Welk were the stand-out authors for me--Muira for the affecting nature of the story in spite of first person/present tense, Welk for the original and intriguing nature of her missing person mystery, and Konrath/Perez simply because they clearly had fun combining their worlds and it shows.
Barbra Annino is the author of the Stacy Justice Reluctant Witch Mysteries, The Secret Goddess books, The Everafter trilogy, and other fantasy fiction.More about Barbra Annino...