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L Street Rodeo” copyright © 2015 by Angela Zeman“Copycats” copyright © 2015 by N J Ayres“Red Headed Stepchild” copyright © 2015 by Margaret Maron“Sutton Death Overtime” copyright © 2015 by Judith Kelman“Dizzy and Gillespie” copyright © 2015 by Persia Walker“Me and Mikey” copyright © 2015 by T Jefferson Parker“Ever” copyright © 2015 by Justin Scott“Chin Yong Yun Makes a Shiddach” copyright © 2015 by S J Rozan“The Baker of Bleecker Street” copyright © 2015 by Jeffery Deave. I am a fan of both mysteries and of short stories especially mystery short stories but it is hard to find short stories these days Mary Higgins Clark has edited this nice collection of 17 stories by well known authors I didn t like a number of them but the ones that I did were well worth the price of the book Let me describe the ones I liked1 The Five Dollar Dress by Mary Higgins Clark Jenny s Gran has died and the newly minted attorney went back to New York from San Francisco to empty out the apartment Her grandmother s dying words were that Barney didn t kill her Vincent did Jenny finds an old file of clippings her grandmother kept about the murder of an old friend who modeled a designer s dress that would be sold to women for 5 each back in 1949 who died in one of the dresses When Jenny begins to investigate the cold case she discovers to her horror that the real killer of the 6 weeks pregnant model was way too close to home 2 White Rabbit by Julie Hyzy Jane is sitting by the Alice in Wonderland fountain in the park in New York holding a copy of the Alice in Wonderland book when a strange brash man sits down beside her trying to dig into her personal life As he makes her and uncomfortable he follows her to the spot where her friend was murdered and an old man pops out of the bushes Shocking revelations follow 3 The Picture of the Lonely Diner by Lee Child This one is a nod to the cafediner seen in many films Noir and features Child s character Jack Reacher in an odd story 4 Three Little Words by Nancy Pickard Priscilla is told by her doctor that she only has a short time live before the 20 something young woman dies of her inoperable cancer and suggests she make a bucket list to fulfill before she dies She decides that the list will center around telling the truth to those she needs to tell off including her cold parents the dad molested and impregnated her her crappy sister and the old boyfriend that dumped her for her crappy sister the bitch who runs the day care center she works at neglectful parents from the daycare and the child she gave away had him by her dad 8 years earlier She begins doing this but is suddenly murdered The doctor goes to the very odd funeral and learns many secrets but then he has a major secret of his own5 Damage Control by Thomas H Cook A young woman Maddox is found dead starved to death in the dark in her own apartment Police uestion the man who with his wife had taken her in for a year when she was 10 as a favor to her single mom and planned to raise her as their daughter alongside their daughter Lana who wanted a sister He said they hadn t seen her in years but remembered how he thought she was a bad seed and shipped her back to her mother Now he finds out from Lana that what he thought was sinister behavior wasn t that at all Heartbreaking story6 The Day After Victory by Brendan DuBois Bizarre story set in 1945 with a weird ending7 Red Headed Stepchild by Margaret Maron This isn t really a mystery at all but a hilarious story of how a little motherless girl dealt with the hateful woman her dad married and the woman s nasty daughter using head lice of all things 8 Dizzy and Gillespie by Persia Walker Very strange story about a 90 year old woman who lives with her daughter in a run down apartment in Harlem and what she did when an annoying neighbor poisoned her two cats because he wanted all the mice in their apartment instead of his 9 Chin Yong Yun Makes A Shiddach by SJ Rozan This has a lot of humor in it too Chin Yong Yun is a Chinese immigrant legal to New York and has raised 4 sons and a daughter Two sons are married with kids the third is gay and has a partner the fourth son is a well off lawyer deemed too nerdy by many women and the daughter is a police detective Mom just wants to marry off the last two and would no doubt like to see the son and his boyfriend get married and hoped to do a shiddach match making When the youngest son tries to get in touch with his sister the detective to help with a kidnapping for ransom Mom takes over Yes there are 8 stories I hated but the 9 I loved are so good

Review Manhattan Mayhem

Manhattan Mayhem

Mchair detectives and armchair travelers alike“The Five Dollar Dress” copyright © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark“White Rabbit” copyright © 2015 by Julie Hyzy“The Picture of the Lonely Diner” copyright © 2015 by Lee Child“Three Little Words” copyright © 2015 by Nancy Pickard“Damage Control” copyright © 2015 by Thomas H Cook“The Day after Victory” copyright © 2015 by Brendan DuBois“Serial Benefactor” copyright © 2015 by Jon L Breen“Trapped” copyright © 2015 by Ben H Winters“Wal. What links this mixed bag of crime short stories offered up by the Mystery Writers of America is the wonder that is Manhattan Island Each author has set their novella in an iconic location and so we get to travel to Harlem Union Suare the Upper West Side and the Flatiron District to name but a fewWhat is great about an anthology like this is you get to read authors your may never have come across before and some lesser known authors get to be in a book alongside some of their famous peers such as Mary Higgins Clark Jeffery Deaver and Lee Child I particularly enjoyed reading Margaret Maron s offering along with Julie Hyzy Persia Walker Thomas H Cook and Nancy Pickard However other readers will enjoy other stories within this collection and that s what makes this type of anthology so great So why not dip in to this pick and mix and just enjoy

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Best selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all new stories from the Mystery Writers of America From the Flatiron District Lee Child and Greenwich Village Jeffery Deaver to Little Italy T Jefferson Parker and Chinatown SJ Rozan you’ll encounter crimes mysteries and riddles large and small Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City and packaged in a handsome hardcover Manhattan Mayhem is a delightful read for ar. Read on the WondrousBooks blog When I reuested this book on NetGalley I was expecting something creepier complicated and also full of interesting little facts about New York This book was none of these things NoneI remember reading Mary Higgins Clark a few years ago since my grandmother is a big fan and she borrowed many MHC books from the library I m not a die hard fan of the mystery genre but I do love me a good crime novel from time to time That s why of course as usual why not I had high expectations about this anthology For one Ms Clark participates herself in it for another she was the editor so naturally I was sure she d have chosen really good pieces for Manhattan MayhemIn reality the book started off really well In the first 5 6 stories there really was the element of creepiness and I liked the style and the flow as a whole That was soon ruined by American writers obsession with America s glorious past full of mafioso wannabe s I ll get back to that later After too many bad stories there was a spark of something with the story about the two step sisters And then we were brought back to the dull reality of this bookAs I mentioned above too many of the stories are set in the past too many of them have Italian mafia types too many seem to lack a concrete idea and are in my opinion a rush order to fill a couple of pages The authors felt that they needed to be part of this anthology or they were asked to participate and the result is obvious a string of unimaginative and boring short stories which lack a lot in the mystery department too much considering that this is a mystery bookIn particular I knew the book had totally lost me with the Broadway Executioner which was dragged out and with an ultimately unsatisfactory ending which left me wondering whether I missed something The total low was the short play which was just so dull and lifeless The last 5 stories were so boring I barely had the willpower to finish themI think the biggest issue is that all of these people the authors decided that one can create a much better mystery in the past than in the present I think the opposite is true which the present is not a good arena for a few types of genres mystery is not one of them With our level of development a much complicated case can be presented and with a much creative way to be solved However it is obvious that these authors were not really willing to put too much effort in a short story for an anthology Their lack of initiative and interest is obvious by their sloppy plots I haven t read anything by most of them but I m sure they put a lot effort in their own stuff because all of the stories in Manhattan Mayhem were made by a formula a character with humble beginnings a couple of sidekicks you don t really get what s going on and by the time you do the story is done and you are left with the feeling that all of the authors were in this for an easy buck All of the stories that don t fit in this category are somewhat worth reading though not groundbreaking just a little bit bearable than the rest


10 thoughts on “Manhattan Mayhem

  1. says:

    The Five Dollar Dress Mary Higgins ClarkA young woman looking through her deceased grandmother's things makes an unsavory discovery regarding an old crime It's not bad but I expected a bit The writing style felt a bit clunky

  2. says:

    Read on the WondrousBooks blog When I reuested this book on NetGalley I was expecting something creepier complicated and also full of interesting little facts about New York This book was none of these things NoneI remember reading Mary Higgins

  3. says:

    I'm not going to wait until this book comes out in early June to discuss it Mary Higgins Clark edited a collection of stories written to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Mystery Writers of America And the stories set all over Manhattan are intriguing and interesting But it's the book itself that is impressive If you love the

  4. says:

    This was a great find at the libraryI love mysteries and so a book full of short mystery storiesYes pleaseExcelle

  5. says:

    I received this book for free through BookLikes' Giveaways I really enjoyed this anthology of short stories I loved the concept of each story taking place in a different part of New York City I thought that was really fun and creative I especially loved how there was a tiny little map of the area at the top of each story I

  6. says:

    What links this mixed bag of crime short stories offered up by the Mystery Writers of America is the wonder that is Manhattan Island Each author has set their novella in an iconic location and so we get to travel to Harlem Union Suare the Upper West Side and the Flatiron District to name but a fewWhat is great about an anthology like this is you get to read authors your may never have come across before and some lesser

  7. says:

    My favourite part of the novel was how 17 short stories came together The theme was New York City Each author wrote a mystery story about 1 locationneighbourhood in NYC I loved seeing the pictures and maps of the area Some stories were historical so it was nice seeing NYC in a different time period There was some good stories in here but also a lot of not so good ones My favourite stories were Trapped Sutton Death Overtime The Five Dollar D

  8. says:

    I gotta say while I'm not a huge fan of books that comprise of many short stories I thoroughly enjoyed this very much I won the book through Goodreads and I want to thank uirk books for being so generousWhile some of the stories weren't nearly as exhilarating as others many were extremely well written Each author clearly has expertise in writing mysteries I forgot how much I loved mysteries until I read this I highly recommend

  9. says:

    I am a fan of both mysteries and of short stories especially mystery short stories but it is hard to find short stories these days Mary Higgins Clark has edited this nice collection of 17 stories by well known authors I did

  10. says:

    There is no reason for anyone not to read Manhattan MayhemThis novel is the first I’ve read of its kind I’ve read many anthologi

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