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Crime story collection that offers something for everyone
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 15, 2017
Broken down into two sections, crime stories from this world and crime stories from beyond, Blood Business is filled with murder, mystery, psychopaths, hitmen, and so much more. It's a gore-filled (sometimes), scary (most of the time) read that delves you into the underbelly of crime, from those that only dabble to those that do it for a living. The editors did a good job curating a collection of stories that would appeal to a wide range of readers, while I personally found a few of the stories slow going.
I had two favorites that stood out to me, that I enjoyed the most, and that peeked my imagination and interest. "Black and Blue" by Carter Wilson was the first story that really drew me in. It's a lesson in why you should talk to your doctor before you stop taking prescribed medications, to keep the story short. The other, which is by far my favorite story in this lengthy collection, was "Slug," by Paul Goat Allen. I loved the way the author broke up the story with various definitions of the word "Slug." I enjoyed the imagery his words evoked and I especially enjoyed the twist!
There are plenty of twists and turns throughout this anthology. Plenty of theft and murder too.