Review: Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump …

Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!

Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. …

Review: The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories by Susan Hill

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St …

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 …