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Deadly Treats: Halloween Tales of Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Where mystery and Halloween collide…

Celebrate Halloween with this invitation-only collection of Halloween short stories by bestselling, award-winning authors and emerging new talent. Deadly Treats features witches, zombies, vampires, food critics, crazy writers, dumb criminals, interfering ghosts, ex-cops, suburban housewives, swamp monsters, and aliens. This delightful co
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 3rd 2011 by Nodin Press (first published August 2011)
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Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
You know how disappointing some short story collections can be, especially ones filled with authors you've never heard of, and halfway through you start to feel like you're reading the uneven results of a freshman college assignment? I'm looking at you, Akashic Noir.

It can get even worse when there is a theme involved and you realize that the only reason some of the stories were included was because they touched on the theme in some way, such as being placed in a certain city, but it seems like
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
It's always fun to read some spooky Halloween themed tales in the weeks leading up to Halloween, as the wind picks up and begins to blow the brightly colored autumnal foliage onto the city streets. I happened to have this one from some library book sale and thought it looked like a promising little collection of thematic literary candy to tide me over until the 31st. However, not unlike another anthology. I read some years ago, Deadly Treats was a mostly slight, inconsequential collection of sho ...more
Tamara Evans
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
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A collection of twenty-one short stories taking place on or around Halloween. Out of the twenty-one stories, there were only two stories I really enjoyed which were “Dead Line” and “Motherly Intuition.”

“Dead Line” is a story of sibling rivalry, a contest and a twist at the end while “Motherly Intuition” shows that a mother’s love exists even beyond death.

I would’ve liked a larger amount of scary stories but I’m glad I was able to read this as part of a reading challenge to continue to push me ou
Dharia Scarab
Meh, not a great anthology, none of the stories made me want to read more of the author's work. Not bad, just not very good.

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok,
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable collection of stories, (with the exception of one titled 'Fangs for the Memories' in which the author, apparently, thought it would be 'fun' to write the whole thing in puns which, personally, I found annoying), that take place around Halloween.

While none of the stories are particularly scary, there is quite a variety of styles and, with the exception of the above mentioned tale, (and who knows some people might even find that one a delight), anyone who loves Halloween sho
Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I ordered this book from amazon and thought it looked a bit self published when it arrived, so I was expecting it to be quite bad...but maybe funny. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find most of the stories very enjoyable :) There were a few in the middle that were bad, but you find that with most anthologies. I am always looking out for good Halloween themed books for the holiday, so hopefully they will publish some more of these.
Georgiann Hennelly
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Treats is an Anthology of short stories by different authors. Some of my favorites are The replacement by Anne Frasier, Friday Night Dining with Marianne by Mark Hull, Motherly Intuition by Julia Buckley, Treats, Tricks and Terror in Tin Lake by Paula Fleming. I enjoyed them all a great book to read right before Halloween
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent group of short stories that are the right length for a fast read - bite sized, so to speak.
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