A brand-new anthology of crime stories written by masters of the genre, including Jeffrey Deaver, Elly Griffiths and Joe R. Landsdale.
Featuring both original in-universe stories and rarely-seen reprints, this collection of nineteen masterful short stories brings together some of the genre's greatest living authors. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan take on a delightfully twisted killer in Val McDermid's 'Happy Holidays'. In Fiona Cummin's 'Dead Weight', an overbearing mother resorts to desperate measures to keep control of her teenage daughter. And in Dean Koontz's 'Kittens', a young girl learns the truth about how her pets have been dying, and devises a horrible revenge. Tense, twisted and disturbing, Exit Wounds is a visceral and thrilling collection showcasing the very best modern crime fiction has to offer.
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About the Author
Paul Kane is the award-winning author of over 70 books, including Alone (In the Dark), Touching the Flame, FunnyBones, Signs of Life, The Lazarus Condition, Peripheral Visions, The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy, RED, Of Darkness and Light, The Gemini Factor and the bestselling Arrowhead trilogy of novels (Arrowhead, Broken Arrow and Arrowland). He is a respected anthologist, editing collections such as Beyond Rue Morgue, Hell-Bound Hearts and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell.Marie O'Regan is an British Fantasy Award-nominated writer and editor of horror and dark fantasy fiction. Her anthologies include Mirror Mere, Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Carnivale: Dark Tales From the Fairground and The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women. She is Co-Chair of the UK chapter of the Horror Writers' Association.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
TITLE: Exit Wounds: Nineteen Tales of Mystery from the Modern Masters of Crime AUTHOR(S): Paul B. Kane and Marie O’Regan editors GENRE: Mystery/Crime Pages: 384 Ninetoes Rule of Reading #4. If you are in between books and do not know what you are in the mood for, pick up an anthology. The above rule is one I stand by. Here’s the thing, not only do you keep reading, but in many cases you read an author you may not be aware of, and you have more books to look for. With Exit Wounds, Paul B. Kane and Marie O’Regan did just that. Not only are the stories entertaining, compelling and provocative, but I encountered a few authors I was not aware of. Now, some of the stories were a bit predictable, but all in all entertaining. Each one was a knife in the heart…or a bullet in the back, and fulfilled a quick read need. This is a book to be enjoyed by mystery aficionados as well as newcomers. The best part for me was that it evoked memories of summers when I was a kid, getting my hands on a new copy of “Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine” or even better, “Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine”. They are THAT good! Bravo Mr. Kane and Ms. O’Regan! 5+ out of 5 bookmarks! (P.S. dear reader, do not pass this one by!)