Love and Death by Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand mysteries have won her numerous awards and critical success.

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Love and Death by Carolyn Hart


Features

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 6.77 x 4.19
  • Publisher: Prime Crime; Reissue edition (November 7, 2001)
  • ISBN: 0425183165


    From Publishers Weekly
    Happy Valentine's Day. Hart has assembled 14 mystery authors with proven track records as short story writers. The result is a collection of original tales that offers wildly varying takes on the trials, tribulations, comedy and mayhem that accompany our search for love. Most authors have eschewed series characters, but Dorothy Cannell's sly offering features Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell. Gar Anthony Haywood puts his fine touch on a last-laugh type of story as a rich, suspicious husband and his oh-so-patient wife approach the end game of their married life. Peter Robinson leaves the usual haunts of his Alan Banks novels for an affecting story of love and murder during the student-led rebellion in Paris in 1968. Sisters in Crime is well represented by founding members and past presidents (Susan Dunlap, Nancy Pickard, Marilyn Wallace, Margaret Maron and Hart). Maron's delightful story uses a Manhattan setting as a hassled mother and her latchkey daughter overcome a major glitch in their careful plans. Ed Gorman adds a touch of fantasy to his story of lost love, while Eve K. Sandstrom goes native with an island tale of a woman forced to sacrifice her child unless the shaman's verdict can be overcome. M.D. Lake, Kathy Hogan Trocheck, Jean Hager and the team of Robert J. Randisi and Christine Matthews complete the roster. (Jan. 9) Forecast: A strong anthology by veteran authors who have a slew of major awards for their short stories, this title should get a boost from its pre-Valentine release and is a natural for prominent display around Feb 14th. A colorful cover featuring hearts (including one on a smoking gun) will attract browsers.
    Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
    --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.




    Reader Reviews
    3 of 5 people found the following review helpful: An Interesting anthology, January 11, 2001 Reviewer: Harriet Klausner from Morrow, Ga. United States Most books show an upbeat side to the relationships formed by love, especially stories linked to Valentine's Day. This fourteen-story anthology takes an opposite perspective as each of the well-known contributors provides an exciting version of "I Love You to Death". All fourteen short stories are superbly conceived allowing the audience to understand the charcaters and their motives. Each tale stands on its own as this who's who of modern mystery writers gift the audience with a winner. Fourteen stories all edited by a Hart are appropriate for a Valentine's Day collection in which any moment readers will expect Lemmon to persuade the juror to press the button in How I Murdered My Wife. Harriet Klausner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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