Review: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best of these have been drawn from the archives and published here. P. D. James's prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal … Continue reading Review: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James

Mini-review: June Gloom by Greta Boris

Synopsis: Laguna Beach, California, is drowning in June Gloom. The fog is so thick, tourists fade in and out of a brick courtyard of shops like ghostly apparitions. Regina, proprietor of She’s Got Baggage—Italian luggage, briefcases, and purses, is worried. Paula, the owner of the shop next door, shows up with a black eye one … Continue reading Mini-review: June Gloom by Greta Boris

Mini-review: There is a Reaper… by Charles V. de Vet

Synopsis: Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out - ask a dead man. Mini-review: Isn't fiction such an amazing thing? That you can read a 10 page piece of writing that draws you in and chills you to the … Continue reading Mini-review: There is a Reaper… by Charles V. de Vet

Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

Hello everyone! I’m here with this weeks Tor.com Thursday post and mini review. I really enjoyed the melancholic story this week, but it felt unfinished, in a way.   Interested in joining? See below for what to do to be a part of it! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: On Thursday, I will pick a short … Continue reading Tor.com Thursdays: short story review

Mini-review: The Outsider by H. P. Lovecraft

Synopsis: In this work, a mysterious man who has been living alone in a castle for as long as he can remember decides to break free in search of human contact. Mini-review: Loved this short story! I'm only just getting into Lovecraft but I'm already very impressed with his work and his writing. Creepy setting … Continue reading Mini-review: The Outsider by H. P. Lovecraft

Mini-review: Dial Tone by Benjamin Percy

Synopsis: An unsettling story of murder and telemarketing. Mini-review: This was pretty gruesome. It bends time, and your mind, to create a freaky story about a bored and unattached telemarketer. About halfway through, there is one specific line that totally gives everything in the rest of the story up. It shocked me the instant I … Continue reading Mini-review: Dial Tone by Benjamin Percy

Mini-review: The Other Place by Mary Gaitskill

Synopsis: Short story about the father of a thirteen-year-old boy who recalls the violent fantasies he had when he was younger… Mini-review: There is certainly something disturbing about this short, but I can't say that I found it particularly creepy, like I imagined I would. I think there is a kind of Other Place in … Continue reading Mini-review: The Other Place by Mary Gaitskill