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Short Stories: by Rich DiSilvio

(Short Stories #1)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  12 reviews
SHORT STORIES by Rich DiSilvio features a rich collection of mysteries, thrillers and historical works from award-winning author Rich DiSilvio’s past and present. Also included are three historical vignettes from his acclaimed “Tales of Titans” series.

For those not acquainted with DiSilvio’s larger works this edition makes a fine introduction to the mysterious, historical
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published July 27th 2017 by DV Books
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Randy M.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Short Stories is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the literature of Rich DiSilvio. It is the first of multiple volumes of short story collections. The format currently consists of two parts, though this could change with future volumes. The first part is a collection of original short stories, while the final part of the books are selected vignettes from the author’s previously published Tales of Titans series.

This format seems an ideal way to introduce yourself to a new author. You can
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘James Armistead Lafayette's covert tale has now taken its rightful place in the annals of American patriots.’

New York author Rich DiSilvio, a man as committed to music, art, philosophy and sociology as informed by the fine arts, has previously takes periods of history with all of the fascinating changes, discoveries, triumphs and failures and by introducing some fictional enhancements within the stage setting of this era makes it far more credible. And in DiSilvio's handling of the parallel or
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a nice little book. Really well written in so full of knowledge. I love a collection of stories and this was great. I normally read romance but this book was suggested to me and I am so glad I read it this is a collection of murder mystery and historical as well.
You kind of got a small history lesson with this book. There are things that I didn't even know about Tesla that are in this book. I really enjoyed the historical more so than the murder mystery. But that was good too I was so w
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice collection of short stories, mainly set in the historical genre, albeit each story has a little something extra, mystery, crime and even drama. Seven different stories at 142 pages long, this is not a very long book, so you can think of this as an introduction to the works and writing style of author Rich DiSilvio. The stories include a murder mystery about a Record Executive, Kennedy dealing with the paranoia of Edgar Hoover as well as a story about a young sixteen year old Sybil Ludingt ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short Stories by Rich DiSilvio is a unique collection of stories meant to impart some historical fact, mystery, and intrigue. This is not your typical collection of stories. DiSilvio writes with a different style focusing on historical figures that made a huge impact on the world. This collection would make a good starting point in reading some of DiSilvio's works, to get a good overview of his style. First off, there is a crime story, and while not his usual style, it is quite good. From there, ...more
Julius Blitzy
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The best we can find in these compilations of short stories is the unexpected, the things you wouldn’t find in a romance story or a fantasy world and this was a pleasant surprise to read.
We can appreciate the amount of effort invested here, the historical facts presented in the story are accurate and they add a sense of realism, there is a universe in this book and everything works there the same way it works here so it’s unbelievable how skillful this author can be, not only does this book poss
Rachel Kester
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This novel by Rich DiSilvio is a collection of short stories that range in the mysteries, thrillers, and historical genres. You’ll find DiSilvio’s famous Tales of Titan writings included in this novel as well.
These short stories will take you on various adventures like in mysterious forests and even in the Revolutionary War. His mysteries and thrillers are intriguing and his historical stories are captivating and will teach you a few things about history you might not have known about. These sto
Shanell Meek
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Intriguing crime/historical drama

This is certainly an eclectic group of short stories. Rich DiSilvio went from a horrific murder/crime story to historical mystery filled with drama. I learned some new things about the events mentioned and actually had fun reading these quick stories and researching more about the events that occurred. DiSilvio created some interesting characters that really added to the stories and gave them depth. All around I have to say it was an enjoyable read with each sto
Katherine Hebert
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DiSilvio’s best work yet

This isn’t my first Rich DiSilvio novel nor did it disprove my thought that he is a talented author. In fact, I found Short Stories to be my favorite novel so far. Comprised of 3 short stories of mystery, thriller and historical backgrounds, I loved this format. It was so nice to get an entire story in with a short reading break. The author is extremely talented with writing both characters that make the readers feel something while not having too many details overtake th
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rich DiSilvio uses his uncanny ability to craft meaningful vignettes of historical figures in his latest effort, Short Stories, and it is a delightful and entertaining read for anyone seeking a few hours of intelligent reading within a framework of history. DiSilvio uses historical facts and authentic quotes to build compelling dialogues as he weaves his stories into a beautiful tapestry of captivating stories, much to the delight of the reader.

Disilvio has other published works and each one is
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
DiSilvio has a unique style all his own and these shorts sparkle with his talent.

From a provocative NYC crime story to two thrilling WWII stories, and ending with several informative historical shorts, featuring JFK, the Borgias, Edison, Tesla and two Revolutionary War heroes this is a great starting point for those not familiar with the author or for anyone with little time to read lengthy novels or historical biographies.

A fine collection that kept me entertained and intrigued over the weeke
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great Collection!
A nice and short collection of short stories focused on murder mystery and history. Its knowledgeable and fun to read at the same time. The characters seem real, historical information is clean and true, mystery is thrilling and author’s effort shows up in the book. A variation in each story helps to read with break and enjoy the context well.
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Rich DiSilvio is a multi-award-winning author of thrillers/mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction and childrens books. He is a scholar of history with a lifetime of interests in ancient civilizations, European & American histories, biographies, architecture, art and music.

Throughout his professional life Rich has engaged several fields; having been an architectural designer

Other books in the series

Short Stories (3 books)
  • SHORT STORIES II (Short Stories, #2)
  • Short Stories III: Strange, Weird & Sci-Fi