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Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2015
Eleven truly dark, diverse tales accessible in any order you choose using the handy links from the table of contents including:

1) Casa De Perros by Michael J Riser
2) Endless summer by Jessica Meddows
3) Flowers for Jessica by Richard Thomas
4) Flesh and Blood by Kelby Losack
5) The Mother-of-Pearl Way by Dino Parenti
6) Old Bart and the Cougar Woman by Lindsay Morgan Lockhart
7) Around the Bones, Tender Leaves Unfurl by Wendy Hammer
8) Berries in the Briars by Rhoads Brazos
9) The Mistake by Phoebe Reeves-Murray
10) Of Hearts and Monkeys by Nick Woods
11) Love at the Dawn of the Elephant Apocalypse by Sean Silleck

While I was drew in by the name Richard Thomas having been creeped out by one of his earlier books, my two favorite novellas from this body of work included the opening number "Casa De Perros" (Dog House) where Martillo the 'established killer' assumes wrongly that it is a job demotion to kill a dog thinking that "was how you got your practice, not a job for a proper assassin" never realizing he is being asked to enter an other-worldy realm he knows nothing about. However, my top read overall would have to have been "Around the Bones, Tender Leaves Unfurl" by Wendy Hammer which was akin to a Mad-Hatter style tea party with an unexpectedly bizarre twist at the close including this passage that drew one in, "Nate closed the card, slipped it back into its envelope, and tried to ignore the crawling sensation at the base of his neck." As many offerings as were available in this collection you ought to have no problem finding some others that will really grab you. Very good works!
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