ag11's review

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dark emotional funny reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A


dylannleigh's review against another edition

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Some of these were fantastic, others not so much, but overall the good ones made it definitely worth the read.

jaodriscoll's review

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About 5 good stories I liked

Standouts were (badly summarized by me)

Boozeanne, Lemme Be by Vicki Hendricks, a story of a sad squatter who found love and lost it all.
Ride Along by James Hall, a story that felt like Barry but is very much not Barry in a disturbing way. Glad they opened with this one, because there's a serious gap between this one and the rest of the stories I liked.
The Noir Boudoir by Lynne Barrett, the fantastic story of an antiquer ex-cop and an old starlet's estate.
Machete by Barbara Parker, a fun little whodunit with some supernatural flair.
T-Bird by John Bond that's a bit of a poker-themed twist on Double Indemnity. Not perfectly executed, but I liked the idea and the poker metaphors were fun.