It’s the Mystery Writers of America’s seventy-fifth anniversary! To celebrate they are throwing a party and we’re all invited. Luckily, we readers get the present—an anthology of nineteen short stories by the best mystery writers around. All the stories have an anniversary theme. In fact, they are all Deadly Anniversaries.
This book is like the best Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine ever. None of the stories are filler. My favorite part was seeing the different styles and approaches each author took. The stories contain anniversaries of murders, mayhem, crime, and convictions. There is even one celebrating the survivors of Hiroshima. (Note that I have lived in LA my entire life and never heard of the Hiroshima Peace Flame—but it really exists in LA’s Little Tokyo District.)
If you like mystery short stories, you can’t go wrong with this book. It would also be an excellent learning tool for aspiring mystery writers. 5 stars!
Thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Books, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.