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  • ISBN 0425175545
  • ISBN13 978-0425175545
  • Language English
  • Author Marilyn Wallace
  • Publisher Berkley (July 1, 2000)
  • Formats lrf doc txt mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1856 kb
  • Size Fb2 1896 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 554

The best of ":feminine" mystery fiction is collected here, with contributions from Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Sharyn McCrumb, and many others. Reprint.

In "The Best of Sisters In Crime," by Marilyn Wallace, we have a sampling of some of the very best mysteries written by women. Included are such terrific authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Elizabeth George, Carolyn Hart and Joyce Carol Oates, along with many others. These stories range from the terrifying to the humorous.

Twenty-two reprints of stories on crime by women. They range from Marcia Muller's All the Lonely People, in which a woman goes to work for an escort service to catch a criminal, to Joyce Carol Oates' Extenuating Circumstances, the confession of a murderess.

The description of this book lists some authors who are not actually in the book, but this is a good collection of some of the best female mystery writers at work in the 1990s. The mix offers something for everyone: PI, humor, suspense, historical, police procedural, and just plain dark. I am not a big fan of the latter but I liked most of the stories in this book. Worth a look for mystery fans. I rated this a 3 because none of the stories were real standouts for me.

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That woman, two tables away-what was it about her? She had an oval face, a not-bad straight brown bob; her green eyes never even looked up from the book she was reading until her salad arrived. When the woman smiled at the waitress, a pang of excitement lapped at Charlotte’s tummy, a little flicker she didn’t quite understand. Charlotte brought the spoon to her mouth.

It is a varied collection, with one story each from 21 authors. Most people will like some better than others, but it provides an introduction to the authors, and I have sometimes found authors this way and followed up by purchasing their novels.

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Split into the twenty-five best crime books and twenty-five best thrillers, the list below has been compiled by The Sunday .

See the list online at ww. hesundaytimes. We wanted to celebrate this fantastic selection of crime books and have collected them together here for you to enjoy.

Sisters in Crime is an organization that has 3,600 members in 48 countries worldwide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries.

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Leceri
Like most collections of this type, it is a matter of opinion whether the stories are the best. The stories have been selected by the editor from past collections of "Sisters in Crime." It is a varied collection, with one story each from 21 authors. Most people will like some better than others, but it provides an introduction to the authors, and I have sometimes found authors this way and followed up by purchasing their novels. I liked Sue Grafton's short story, "A Poison that Leaves no Trace," about a woman's life insurance with an interesting twist at the end. Gabrielle Kraft's short story, "One Hit Wonder," provides an interesting twist about a murder gone wrong. "Cold Turkey," by Diane Mott Davidson, is a story about competition in the catering business, and an act that leads to murder (with a caterer finding a body in her freezer and immediately thinking that she will have to throw out all the food). "All the Lonely People," by Marcia Muller, also appears in a collection of her short stories, and is about a dating service and connections to burglary (and Sharon McCone's interesting dates when she investigates). Gillian Robert's "Hog Heaven" is about a woman getting revenge for an incident in the past. I had varying interest in some of the other stories, and a couple seemed a little surreal, but overall it is a good collection.
Kagda
A mixed group of mysteries. Some are very good and some are so, so. This is always a problem with short stories in groups like this. Overall I think it worth reading and purchasing.
Simple fellow
PLOT OR PREMISE:
A collection of shortstories from the members of Sisters-in-Crime, the association primarily for women mystery authors.
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WHAT I LIKED:
"- Elizabeth George: The Evidence Exposed -- An Agatha-Christie-type story, with an excursion to study British architecture. Stereotype characters but with great twists, and lots of Christie-like turns for explaining possible motivations;
- Carolyn G. Hart: Upstaging Murder -- A mystery weekend starts to look a little more sinister when one of the guests tries to get a jump on the competition with a little sleuthing, and sees one of the actors replace blanks in a gun with real bullets;
- Sarah Shankman: Say You're Sorry -- A terrible vengeance is exacted for a horror committed years before between two friends, one with money, and one without who is forced to follow the oldest profession to support herself;
- Marilyn Wallace: A Tale of Two Pretties -- A woman facing imprisonment finds a way out, another woman who could be her twin. Simple solution: pay the other woman to just change lives until the imprisonment is over. And the other woman is willing because she's looking at waiting for her lover to get out of prison himself, and she can't stand being alone. Something about the best laid plans though;
- Carolyn Wheat,: Life, For Short -- A woman in the hospital wants to die, and an angel-of-death orderly on a mercy mission stalks the hospital. Will they meet before its too late? Or will they meet too early? A little darker ending; and,
- Joyce Carol Oates: Extenuating Circumstances -- This is a strange story, both in tone and in format. The story is a list of reasons that a woman has left her husband so he will know why she did some nasty deeds. Somewhat disturbing.
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Other good ones in the collection include Mary Higgins Clark (Voices in the Coalbin -- suicidal wife hears voices in the coalbin); Dorothy Cannell (The High Cost of Living -- siblings against their step-mother); Sara Paretsky (The Maltest Cat -- missing sister and her cat); Wendy Hornsby (Nine Sons -- woman with nine boys is pregnant with 10th kid); Margaret Manon (Lieutenant Harald and the Impossible Gun -- bullet from gun that has an alibi); Sharyn McCrumb (A Predatory Woman -- reporter interfering child murderer about to be paroled); and Dianne Mott Davidson (Cold Turkey -- caterer with a body in her fridge)."
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
A few of the stories are just not quite as good as the rest of the collection including Nancy Pickard (Afraid All The Time -- skittish city girl living in country); Marcia Muller (All the Lonely People -- private-eye investigating dating service); Julie Smith (Blood Type -- holographic wills and imminent deaths); Gillian Roberts (Hog Heaven -- an aging but forgetful Romeo); Susan Dunlap (The Celestial Buffet -- gourmands after death); Joan Hess (Too Much To Bare -- woman wants revenge for cheating); Sue Grafton (A Poison That Leaves No Trace -- death of a sister who competed with daughter); and Gabrielle Kraft (One Hit Wonder -- ex-singer, now bartender, is tempted by couple up to no good).
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the authors, nor do I follow them on social media.
Deorro
Mysteries are truly my favorite types of stories. In "The Best of Sisters In Crime," by Marilyn Wallace, we have a sampling of some of the very best mysteries written by women. Included are such terrific authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Elizabeth George, Carolyn Hart and Joyce Carol Oates, along with many others. These stories range from the terrifying to the humorous. Some gems in the collection are as follows.

1. "All The Lonely People," by Marcia Muller. In this story, a PI goes undercover in a dating service to discover the culprit behind some burglaries of the customers. It is a first person narrative that is absolutely delightful.

2. "The Celestial Buffet," by Susan Dunlap. This hilarious story concerns the death of a middle class woman and what she discovers when she reaches "Eternity." In this story, things are not always what they seem.

3. "Say You're Sorry," by Sarah Schinkman. This complex and terrifyingly poignant story recounts the resentment of a Southern woman against the "Belle" of the town, and the actions she takes because of this resentment. This story was one of my absolute favorites.

4. "Cold Turkey," by Diane Mott Davidson. This story features Ms. Davidson's caterer sleuth "Goldie" Bear, who must solve the murder of a body she discovers in her refridgerator.

All of the stories are absolutely superb! Anyone who enjoys a good mystery will absolutely love this book. It not only includes excellent stories, but also short biographies of the authors and lists of their previous works. Happy reading!
Kesalard
Since 1989, there have been "Sisters In Crime" anthologies, featuring short stories dedicated to promoting the best works of female mystery writers. Each one of the collections was critically acclaimed as tremendous literary works of art. Now, the creme de la creme of these tales have been collected in one work that is designed to showcase the talents of the new breed of female mystery writers. All the contributors are acknowledged masters of the craft and their contributions have all attained at least one major prize.
Classics from world renowned writers such as Mary Higgins Clark, Joyce Carol Oates, and Elizabeth George have been included in this work. Famous PIs like Sue Grafton's Milhone and Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Bear are also included. Every tale is a winner, making this collection the super bowl of short story books.
Harriet Klausner