The Puzzle Box
Archeology Professor Albert Mallory understands reality. He knows the way the world works. When he steals an ancient puzzle box to pay off gambling debts, he thinks the only mysterious thing about the artifact is how to get it open. But when a stranger appears at Albe ...more
The Awakening of Master March - A would-be musician gets involved with a giggling coven. Good opening and some nice humourous moments. (Holy. Serious. Crap.)
Autumn Unbound - Interesting take on the Pandora myth. Sadly, I had trouble connecting to the main character in this one.
Angela and Her Three Wishes - Twentysomething video store clerk gets three wishes, but things prove more complicated when the ...more
For the review, I have to divide the book it its 5 parts, because they are quite different.
Albert - The wrapping story - 4 stars
It grips the reader and although it was not really necessary to the book, it adds a special flavour to it. I liked the character and his change during the five pieces of puzzle.
The awakening of Master March - 4 stars
Professor Albert Mallory has stolen an ancient puzzle box, and plans to sell it to pay gambling debts. The night before the debt comes due, a man named The Chronicler visits Mallory and demands to see the box. From the open box, Mallory watches the stories of four other people who opened the box.
Warlock is a roadie for a rock band. He falls for a woman who really is part of a coven of witches, which he is all se ...more
The cool thing about this collection is that each story is very different from each other ranging from comedy to straight out horror.
It leaves me wondering who wrote the connective narrative that frames each story.
Her debut paranormal mystery novel, Seeing the Light, is the first in the Marie Jenner Mystery series. It won the BPAA Best Speculative Fiction Book of the year, and was shortliste...more