Dangerous Women: Original Stories from Today's Greatest Suspense Writers
Mysterious Press, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
ove short stories? Like to read about women who don't live the role expected of them? Like to have a villain get away with something? Then
is the perfect book for you. As an occasional writer myself, I know how hard it can be to produce a good short story. To quickly present your characters, work up to a crime, and finish with a credible ending is a formidable task.
hat task was met admirably by the writers whose stories are featured in this exciting new anthology. Each one deals with a woman most of us would rather not meet. A sniper in Vietnam, a traveler at an airport, someone seeking a killer, a woman who reaches from the grave to point a finger, killers hoping to feel something. There's a story for everyone. Clever, ingenious, thrilling, exciting, fast-paced and just downright good writing from some of the best writers in the field of mystery.
here's J. A. Jance, Jeffrey Deaver, Ed McBain, Walter Mosley, Ann Perry, Ian Rankin, Nelson DeMille with his first short story in twenty-five years. This list is just to whet your appetite. There are thirteen top-drawer writers represented in
. Get a copy, sit back and enjoy. Maybe it would be a good idea not to be alone while you read ... or maybe, it would be best if you were.
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