Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “SHORT STORIES II (Short Stories, #2)” as Want to Read:
SHORT STORIES II (Short Stories, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Short Stories #2)

4.92  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  11 reviews
SHORT STORIES II by Rich DiSilvio features a rich collection of mysteries, thrillers and historical works from multi-award-winning author Rich DiSilvio’s past and present. Also included are three short narratives from his acclaimed Tales of Titans series.

Included in this volume are two tales featuring PI Armand Arnolfini as he investigates intriguing art-related crimes, a
Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published June 3rd 2018 by DV Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about SHORT STORIES II, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about SHORT STORIES II

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-16
4.92  · 
Rating details
 ·  12 ratings  ·  11 reviews

Sort order
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dare to enter – the journey is rewarding!

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 concurrent unraveling of historical events with those of the textbook
Charles Remington
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short Stories II by Rich DiSilvio is an eclectic collection of tales ranging from the Roman era to the 19th century right up to the modern day. It includes short stories featuring Armand Arnolfini, a high-powered private detective with CIA connections who specialises in art theft and forgery cases. These are followed by the story of a man who appears in court due to a traffic offence, with a surprising twist - a tale so realistic one wonders if it is based on the author’s personal experiences. N ...more
Michelle Stanley
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
“Art is not what you see but make others see.” – Short Stories II: Mysteries, Thrillers & Historical is written by Rich DiSilvio. In The Phantom Forger, private investigator Armand Arnolfini is hired to find the scam artist who conned museum curators. But the trail of paintings reveals a startling discovery. The Russian Link takes Armand back into Hitler’s era when a painting is stolen at the opera.

Getting a traffic ticket can lead to A Courtroom Calamity when you’d rather be working. Trapp
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Award-winning author DiSilvio continues to offer well written short vignettes with Short Stories II. If you're acquainted with his works you will be pleased with his latest publication. If you're a new reader of his, then you have some catching up to do! DiSilvio's talent is unquestioned and his ability to weave fascinating stories with efficient yet detailed writing is unsurpassed.

In Short Stories II, we are taken from one thrilling story to the next, including one that is quite chilling. Along
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Collection!

This compilation is extremely satisfying on a whole, while each story has its own charm or emotional impact, such as "Trapped", which is thrilling and chilling.

Meanwhile the two linked stories about Private Investigator Armand Arnolfini were very unique and gripping crime stories. It was nice to see how the first story flowed and merged into the second one.

"Object Lesson" was also thrilling with an unexpected twist that smacks readers awake to this judicious Object Lesson.
Jimmy Jefferson
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short stories that grip you tight

This is a collection of short stories that will take you through a variety of experiences from dark morbid to mystery thrillers. These stories are well written and provide a brief entertaining distraction from the everyday stress of life. I always enjoy short stories. I find them great fillers for lunch or breaks waiting for kids to do baseball or basketball practice. This collection doesn't disappoint. I found the story about the Korean war to be fasincating. I
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I’m a big fan of Rich diSilvio work and always buy his books whenever they pop-up as a suggestion. And not once I felt disappointed.
So, as you may have already guessed it, I can not praise the author enough. He truly is one of the most prolific authors out there, but every single book is well-written and teaches you a thing or two about history, politics, arts or philosophy. This Short Stories II book is a very good introduction to his characteristic writing style, so it is a
Randy M.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Short Stories II is the second volume in Rich DiSilvio’s work with short-form storytelling. As with the first volume, this book consists of a collection of original short stories, followed by dramatized accounts of historical figures pulled from the author’s Tales of Titans books.

As I mentioned in my review of Short Stories, these books (and short-form literature in general) are a great way to introduce yourself to a new author. If their short stories make an impression, your time invested in an
Shanell Meek
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a perfect rainy afternoon diversion.

Short Stories II Mysteries, Thrillers and Historical (Short Stories by Rich DiSilvio Book Two) by Rich DiSilvio is another great book full of suspense and history. Book two takes us through nine short stories starting with The Phantom Forger and ending with Roosevelt and Churchill: Saviors of Western Civilization. Each story comes with a new plot, and new character to get to know. DiSilvio is talented with his pen and has a way of creating his characte
Charlie Latham
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great collection of short stories, each as encompassing and thrilling as the last.

The stories are all completely separate from each other, with their own different storylines and characters. What I really loved though is how much each one made me think. They really make you question the way people act and the situations that we find ourselves in.

The story on the pilots in the Korean War is especially thought-provoking. To think that ordinary people just like me and you went through that is a
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Title says it all!!
A collection of short stories based on varied themes of thriller, mystery and history- a great combination to read and read anytime. The stories are short, interesting, easy to follow and engaging. Sometime long novels are too much and here is a way to take a break and read in small sittings, but still enjoy the depth and author’s perspective. Stories are unique, but some feel connected to provide continuity. Enjoy them as you read!

Peter Zuzolo
rated it it was amazing
Feb 02, 2019
Xuan Lee
is currently reading it
Jul 11, 2018
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2018
Ramona Mead
marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2018
Dannie at RAPT
is currently reading it
Jan 03, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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: by Rich DiSilvio
  • Short Stories III: Strange, Weird & Sci-Fi