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The Dame Was Trouble
A collection of Canadian Crime Fiction from the best and brightest female crime writers that the Great White North has to offer. From noir to hardboiled, and thriller to cozy mystery, these Dames know how to tell tales to thrill, chill and KILL.
Kelley Armstrong(#1 New York Timesbestselling author of Otherworld an
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published August 3rd 2018 by Coffin Hop Press LTD (first published July 24th 2018)
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There is nothing like a dame.

Especially when she’s running her own life, marching to her own tune, doing her own thing.

Great detective stories, almost all of which I really enjoyed. There were two that I felt a bit “meh” about, but by and large they were very entertaining. I especially enjoyed reading stories set in my own country. And populated by women who aren’t the slightest bit hesitant about supporting themselves and running their own lives.

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves! Plus, most
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The last time I attended a science fiction convention (remember those non-social distancing events?) I visited my favorite travelling bookstore to pick up a few books but this time I had a hankering for something different. I’ve been watching a lot of classic Film Noir recently read and was in the mood for more of those gumshoe goodies. As luck would have it among the piles of books stood out a seductive fedora capped doll and the title The Dame Was Trouble. Trouble notably being in bloody red a ...more
Exhilarating. That's the best way to describe this collection of short crime fiction written by all female authors, with all female protagonists, conceptualized and realized by Canadian publisher Coffin Hop Press. I couldn't put this book down, so let's get into the stories:
Indispensable by Kelley Armstrong – what starts out as the classic private eye noir tale takes an unexpected twist as we delve into the life of the detective's ambitious secretary, Ivy.
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Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Some short story's in this book are good and some quite bad. It's that kind of book you keep reading because you are really hoping it will get better but it never does.

I liked the short story written by Kelley Armstrong and a few others but the rest of it was bad.
Noir is a mood. And in the dark alleys and rundown bars, where grifters, loners, and the dissolute can be found there is the Shamus, and the Dame. With legs until next week, sultry eyes that draw you in, a figure that won’t quit, she is “a wisp of cigarette smoke winding past a mostly-empty whiskey bottle”. If the Shamus falls hard, she becomes the femme fatale of the piece; the embodiment of suspicion towards female sexuality. She snares, she traps.

In this collection of 16 stories the Dame is a
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a

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