Genre: Short Stories/Crime
Under one cover for the first time a collection of Crime Shorts from Jane Risdon featuring previously unpublished stories which will have you on the edge of your seat.
Seven very different crime stories for you to enjoy.
Karen’s Magic Review
When I found out this author had written some crime shorts, I knew they would be good as I’d previously read some of her short stories. Jane Risdon has a magic pen. She knows how to write a tale that will intrigue and lure you in.
Seven ‘long’ short that were cleverly inspired by crime and murder.
Sweet Sable: The Red Siren is the first story and set in the thirties, it immediately created an atmaosphere of a times gone by. This crime noir tale was good start to the book.
Apartment 206c, couldn’t have been more different as it brings us bang up to date. We’ve all overheard people talking through walls, and China, the main character, hears her neighbours arguing. A fast past, heart thumping story with a twist.
Murder by Christmas – this was very clever. It’s started with the reading of a will, and certain people have to do certain things before they get their money. Very clever story.
The Watchers was a sad crime I felt. Two people who didn’t quite connect up again as we find out all it not what it seems.
The Honey Trap, and we have all heard of them and this one plays out as we meet the assassin.
The Look is similar to the previous one, and another cleverly written story. Although they were both good, I liked this one better because I love a strong female character.
The seventh story is called Undercover and is an extract from the author’s forthcoming book. I didn’t read this one, so you will have to make up your own mind about it.
Jane also wrote a short story which I featured on the Magic of Stories site called Summer of Love, and is well worth a read.