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Kwik Krimes

Kwik Krimes [Kindle Edition]

Otto Penzler
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Entire novels are often written about a single crime, detailing every gruesome, dark detail until the last drop of blood spatters across the page. Yet in this mystery anthology, renowned editor and author Otto Penzler weaves together to heart-stopping effect more than ninety tales of brutality, terror, and unexpected demise, with each story told in a swift one thousand words or less.

These crimes may be fast in both form and fallout, but none lack the dark impulses that too often guide human hands to ill ends. Prepare to be transported into the diabolical schemes of criminal masterminds…into robberies and pranks gone horribly awry…into closets crammed with skeletons…into families bound not by love but wickedness.

Authors include Peter Blauner, Ken Bruen, Rob W. Hart, K. A. Laity, Tasha Alexander, Patricia Abbott, Bruce DeSilva, Chuck Caruso, Gregory Gibson, Joe R. Lansdale, and many more.

About the Author

Otto Penzler is a renowned mystery author, editor, publisher, columnist, and bookstore owner. His love for mystery stories inspired him to establish The Mysterious Press, which published only crime and mystery, and eventually led him to found The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. Today, The Mysterious Bookshop is known as the oldest and largest bookstores solely dedicated to mystery novels.

Penzler’s award-winning career includes fourteen years of service on the Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America, and he is the recipient of two Edgar Allen Poe Awards, an Ellery Queen Award, and a Raven Award, among others. To date, he has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies. He currently alternates between living in New York City and in Connecticut with his wife.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2078 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (20 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR04IHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing read 18 Dec 2013
By eyore
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Very disappointing, this book failed to hold my attention. None of the stories commanded or held my attention for very long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars quick reads 23 Sep 2013
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Sometimes you want a quick read and this hits the spot. A great book for any crime or thriller reader.
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I can only speak from a personal preference and I feel that short stories do not engage me as much as a novel, which involves the reader. This book would be good on a plane or train, where one might get interrupted and short stories suit themselves for this purpose. The stories themselves are some very clever, sharp, and interesting while others were just a page turner and I couldn`t wait to get to the next one.
None of them sticks in my mind. I am an avid reader and short stories may be more suited to someone who has only recently discovered the joys of reading and still struggles to focus on a whole novel.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I gave up after before getting through 20% 13 Sep 2013
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I did try to read more of this book but the tales were so dreadful that I gave up early. This book will doubtless appeal to some people who just want a series of very quick reads but it certainly wasn't for me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars the worst book i have ever read 30 Aug 2013
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total rubbish i dont normally write a review on books but i feel i must warn others to stay well clear
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