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Preview — Powers Of Detection by Dana Stabenow
Powers Of Detection: Stories Of Mystery & Fantasy (Nightside)
Sit in on a modern-day witch's trial, visit the halls of a magical boarding school with murder on the curriculum, spend some time with Sookie Stackhouse, visit Lo ...more
I originally bought this for the short story, "The Price", by Anne Bishop that features one of my favorite characters from her Black Trilogy, Surreal. This short story is reprinted in the hardcover, THE TANGLED WEB so no need to get this book for the story now. It is one of my favorite stories by Ms. Bishop. A ...more
- Fairy Dust by Charlaine Harris - This story is okay. It's part of the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series. I'm not thrilled with this story overall. It's about a fairy triplet's death and solving her murder. Alot of what I don't like about it is that the triplets left, Claude and Claudine don't seem to act like themselves, or as they do in the regular novels.
- Justice is a two-edged sword by Dana Stabenow - I was surprised it was a fantasy sto ...more
This is w ...more
I love fantasy novels and I love mysteries. It probably comes as no surprise that I really enjoyed this book. This collection of short stories about magical murder mysteries is fun and an interesting look into our need for law, punishment and sometimes the motivations that drive us to kill, either in the pursuit of justice or in pursuit of darker purposes.
As always with anthologies you have some good stuff and some bad. This one has some great stuff, but it also has a few stinkers. Nothing to ru...more
The Nightside, Needless to Say- Simon R. Green - 5 Stars
Lovely - John Straley - 2.5 Stars
The Price - Anne Bishop - 5 Stars
Fairy Dust - Charlaine Harris - 3 Stars
The Judgement - Anne Perry - 2 Stars
The Sorcerer's Assassin - Sharon Shinn - 4 Stars
The Boy Who Chased Seagulls - Michael Armstrong - 4 Stars
Palimpsest - Laura Anne Gilman - 2 Stars
The Death of Clickclickwhistle - Mike DOogan - 1 Stars
Cairene Dawn - Jay Caselberg - 1 Stars
Justice is a Two-edged Sword - ...more
I read this becaues it was recommended to read in the Sookie timeline, but I'm not sure I needed to in order to keep going with the story.
It was interesting to learn more abou the fairy, Claudine. Otherwise, it was a pretty standard Sookie story - Sookie gets asked by supernatural creature to read some human minds that are suspected of doing something terrible -- Sookie reads minds and finds out the answer -- supernatureal ...more
I got this because I had an author alert at the library for Dana Stabenow for her mysteries. This is mostly paranormal / science fiction / fantasy which I used to read but kind of lost when I worked all the time. I foun ...more
I had the same response after reading Harris's short story "One Word Answer" in Bite. That one served as a necessary bridge before Definitely Dead, but it didn't read very well as a short story. It seemed more like a chapter of a book that was cut out.
I love Harris's novels, but I'm starting ...more
If a person has a limited budget, I'd advise getting the anthology that was written by the fantasy writers doing mystery, not the mystery writers doing fantasy. If it's not limited, both are good reads.
Story is called "Fairy Dust" and I loved it! It has Sookie, and the fairy siblings Claude & Claudine. U learn a lot more about the fairies in this one, and the story really holds up to the way the novels in the series read.
I read almost all the stories in this book and I liked most of them very well.
I most liked Donna Andrews, Anne Bishop, Sharon Shinn and Dana Stabenow.
The stories were all varied and had some form of otherworldliness.