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Crime Factory: The First Shift

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They broke free from their work stations and ran giggling down the factory hallways, stopping only to write crude missives on the walls. Transcribed here for your amusement, the most original voices in crime fiction offer you 27 tales of revulsion, heartbreak, and violence. Welcome to The First Shift.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by New Pulp Press (first published September 11th 2011)
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Stephen
As with most short story collections, some are better than others. It's always nice to read from familiar names like Hilary Davidson, Chris Holm, Kieran Shea, etc. And I forgot how great Scott Wolven is. I need to pick up his short story collection.
Elizabeth A.
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The amazing team at Crime Factory Magazine – Keith Rawson, Cameron Ashley, and Jimmy Callaway – have put together an anthology of twenty-seven stories featuring an almost embarrassingly rich bounty of talent.

Of course it would be unwieldy for me to review all twenty-seven stories, not to mention take the fun out of you discovering some of them on your own, so here are just a few of the ones that were highlights for me…

“Glory B.” by Josh Converse – Ever wondered how robbery crews get together? I
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Karen
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right, here it is. I want more short story collections.

There aren't enough thriller / crime fiction short story collections being published.

I don't care if I'm not a "normal reader" or if they aren't very popular or whatever other weasel words you want to chuck around. I LIKE short story collections.

Part of the reason I like them is because they give a reader a chance to find new authors with storytelling styles that appeal, or even to revisit favourite authors.

They work regardless of whether th
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A Reader's Heaven
A reasonable collection of crime short stories by some of the best up-and-coming authors in the business.

For my reading tastes, this collection was just a little up and down for what I like. Some very good stories here - a few not so good, in my opinion.


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Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The stories in this collection shame the hell out of me. I'm just going to quit writing, now!
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