Another entry into the 100 little stories series.
This one was not the best one. Many of the stories suffered from editor fatigue or maybe editing intern fatigue. Most of the stories didn't allow the short-story format to shine. Roughly 10 of the stories made the foray into this anthology worthwhile, though not exactly satisfying. Mystery, the most popular genre after romance, becomes formulaic at the twitch of a corpse's finger. If you are a student of short-stories, or of writing, you may find this book an interesting exercise to figure out who may have started the formula for a given style of story (Christie, Doyle, Chandler, etc), or perhaps how to create a more satisfying version of the story that was presented. Either way, enjoy!
Very entertaining short-short stories-good for reading in those few minutes when you don't have much time to read
Stories are short and delightfully fun to pick up for a quick reading fix. A great mix of authors and styles.
This book of mysteries is great for when you have limited time. You can pick it up and read 1 or 2 stories then leave it. I've read it for 5-10 minutes at a time. The stories can be funny or slightly scary. Some are not terribly current since they were written before 1981. Still, it can be interesting to see how people interacted in the 70's!
as with all such short stories (1-2 pgs, mostly, tho the shortest was 1/2 pg) some made no sense at all, at least to me. however, there were a few outstanding ones as well. especially the pg or 2 longer ones at the back.
This book is great for those moments when you don't have a lot of time for reading a novel. These one hundred little short stories were great. Some of them you have to pay close attention to or you will miss what happened and won't understand the story. Other stories the out comes are quite chilling. Enjoy!
When you are short on time, these stories will pass the time and at times give you a chuckle. There are only a few duds.