[bksvol-discuss] Wish list book

  • From: "jbaugh" <jim.baugh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bksvol-Discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 23:22:23 -0500

Just submitted Sinister Shorts by Pamela O'Shaughnessy 
copyright 2006
From the Publisher
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Nina Reilly thrillers 
brings her prodigious storytelling gifts to this first-ever collection of short 
crime fiction. From desperate housewives to hard-boiled PIs to an appearance by 
Nina Reilly herself, these chilling short mysteries- many appearing in print 
for the very first time- set the mood and ratchet up the suspense as only Perri 
O'shaughnessy can. 

Here are tales of love and betrayal, rage and revenge- nineteen sizzling 
stories that run the gamut from classic whodunits to winding thrillers to an 
unusual cozy that casts Gertrude Stein as an unlikely Miss Marple. And here 
Perri O'shaughnessy has created some of her most sinister and compelling 
characters yet: a college student who devises an ingenious method for getting 
her sexy teacher's attention . . . a haunted ex, homicide cop who takes a long 
walk into his blood-shadowed past in a twisting tale of brutal murder and 
escalating violence . . . a model wife who surprises both herself and a 
bothersome furnace man when she is confronted with an unacceptable ultimatum . 
. . a lemon tree that plays a pivotal role in the tale of a woman who at long 
last asserts her independence. . . .

From a blood-soaked scheme that's born at a slot machine in Vegas to the 
violence that ensues when the fat lady stops singing, Sinister Shorts shows us 
life at its most menacing, murderous, and unbearably suspenseful. And it proves 
once again the unique and captivating genius of Perri O'shaughnessy.

Jim B

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