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Steph Cha

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Inkluderar namnet: Steph Cha

Foto taget av: Author Steph Cha at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Verk av Steph Cha

Your House Will Pay (2019) 400 exemplar
Follow Her Home (2013) 111 exemplar
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Series editor — 60 exemplar
Beware, Beware (2014) 58 exemplar
Dead Soon Enough (2015) 40 exemplar
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Series Editor — 33 exemplar
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Redaktör — 27 exemplar

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Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
South Central Noir (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar


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20 stories, almost 23 hrs of suspense and mystery. Good narrations. My favorite is “God Bless America” starts slow but is most charming. Some have profanity others not. All are interesting, some more n others. Worthwhile reading.
C.L.Barnett | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 1, 2023 |
Phenomenal ending--satisfying though ambiguous, true and beautiful.
eas7788 | 22 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |
An enjoyable journey through mystery and suspense.
Again a great collection has been assembled. Perhaps the annual appearance of this volume and the Mysterious Nookshops’ volume is a tribute to the creativity of the writers in our world - something I really appreciate.
waldhaus1 | 1 annan recension | Nov 22, 2023 |
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023, edited by Lisa Unger and series editor Steph Cha, is an excellent collection of the past year's short stories.

Every story is strong, though like any anthology some will appeal to you more than others. Some readers who think of more involved or complex stories as simply being a particularly difficult crime to solve may be less engaged, these stories for the most part have their complexity in the display of human nature and what drives some of us. In other words, these tend toward deeper rather than simple characters solving complex mysteries. Though there are still some wonderful mysteries along those lines, you just have to deal with a more rounded character.

Because I don't read a lot of contemporary short stories unless they're in a book, whether a single author or multiple, I particularly enjoy this series. I also approach them from two compatible but slightly different perspectives. First, like any reader, I am reading for enjoyment of the story itself. I think this is what most readers mean when they say a story is strong or weak, they mean it did or did not appeal to them. My second perspective is one that, unfortunately, is less common (though not uncommon) which is enjoyment of the form, of the elements that make a short story a short story. This allows me to find enjoyment in stories where the plot might appeal to me less even though the story is well written.

If you like mysteries and suspense stories that rely as much, or more, on looking within a character, you will find a lot here to appreciate. If you like good stories and aren't put off by too much character development (I can't understand why, but some people genuinely fall into this group: "just give me the story, don't make me work to also understand the character") you will also find a lot to like here. If you want the facts, just the facts, well, you might be a little disappointed.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | 1 annan recension | Oct 11, 2023 |



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