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Paperback 100 Malicious Little Mysteries Book

ISBN: 1402711018

ISBN13: 9781402711015

100 Malicious Little Mysteries

(Part of the 100 Stories Series)

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Book Overview

Charmingly insidious and satisfyingly devious, these 100 baffling little mysteriesselected by such prominent authors as Isaac Asimovare just the thing to suit your most malevolent mood. These tales come from the pen of many well-known writers in the field, including Michael Gilbert, Edward Wellen, Edward D. Hack, Bill Bronzini, Lawrence Treat, and Francis Nevins, Jr. Whether it's "The Unfriendly Neighbor," or a "Class Reunion," "A Recipe for Revenge,"...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Excellent "Snacks"

Each of the short mystery stories has a nicely surprising ending. Very entertaining. I found that the best stories were placed before lesser ones; in general they are included in roughly descending order (as to perceived quality).

100 Sneaky Little Surprise Endings

For the most part, these stories do not fit my definition of "mystery." With the exception of one very neat little Sherlock Holmes pastiche, there usually are no detectives and no whodunnits. The stories feature tales of crime, intrigue, and suspense with surprising plot twists. And the literary genres are as varied as the authors. Some of the stories would even be at home in fantasy and science fiction anthologies. These short-short stories can give you a few morsels of entertainment at odd moments of leisure in a hectic day's work, or you can curl up in your armchair and bite off huge chunks of reading pleasure in the evenings.

Cool book,Loved it!

If you're looking for a good book to pass time, pick this one up. My favorite story is "A Feline Felony" by Lael J. Littke. Jerome Kotter was a cat. He walked, talked, and acted like a human though. He grew up living a pretty happy, normal life except for one guy, Benny Rhoades, who made Jerome's life miserable. Jerome survives school and gets a nice job with a nice secretary. He fogets about Benny. One day Benny shows up and he has gotten a job in the mail room. Jerome can't believe it. Latter that week, Jerome and his secretary, Marie, were settled down for a pleasant evening when Benny burst in. He had a gun! Jerome didn't think, he leaped into the air, Benny . . . you'll have to read the story to find out what happens.

Tales of horror and humor

I loved this book. If you need to pass some time, and don't want to get involved in a lengthy novel, try this out. Perhaps I should not have said "Horror and Humor" but some of these stories made me chuckle. I love them, and would recommend them and other 100.... collections.

Ninety-Five Excellent Short Stories

I recognized a few of the authors in this collection from the MysteryNet com, but most were unknown to me. So I was surprised to find only five out of the one hundred short stories didn't measure up. The rest were excellent. All and all a wonderful collection. Now I have "100 Crooked Little Crimes" to look forward to
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